this place; here not have silver; money three hundredboth; two; ounce; some; a few; tael trad. (此地無銀三百兩) 此地 無 銀 三 百 兩 simp. (此地无银三百两) 此地 无 银 三 百 两 Literally: “No 300 taels of silver buried here.”
The first half of a longer sentence: 此地無銀三百兩，隔壁王二不曾偷. It is said to come from a story about a man named Zhang San (張三). According to the story, he buried 300 taels of silver in the ground with a sign denying their presence so that no one would steal them. But his neighbor Wang Er (王二) saw through the lie and dug up the money, leaving behind a sign saying that he hadn't stolen it.
- a clumsy denial resulting in self-exposure; a very poor lie which reveals the truth; protest one's innocence too much; the lady doth protest too much