每下愈況

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Chinese[edit]

each; every
 
under; next; lower; below; underneath; down(wards); to go down; latter
 
heal; the more...the more; to recover; better
moreover; situation
trad. (每下愈況)
simp. (每下愈况)

Etymology[edit]

From Zhuangzi:

每下愈況 [Classical Chinese, trad.][▼ expand/hide]
每下愈况 [Classical Chinese, simp.]
From: Zhuangzi, circa 3rd – 2nd centuries BCE
Zhèng huò zhī wèn yú jiān shì lǚ xī yě, měi xià yù kuàng. [Pinyin]
They remind me of the questions addressed by the superintendents of the market to the inspector about examining the value of a pig by treading on it, and testing its weight as the foot descends lower and lower on the body.

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

每下愈況

  1. (original meaning) looking further down for details will improve one's understanding of the situation
  2. (now more common, often considered nonstandard) Alternative form of 每況愈下每况愈下 (měikuàngyùxià).