神龍見首不見尾

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Chinese[edit]

 
God; unusual; mysterious; soul; spirit; divine essence; lively; spiritual being
dragon; imperial; Long (a surname)
 
appear; to see; to meet; to appear (to be sth); to interview
 
head; chief; first (occasion); first (thing); measure word for poems
not; no; (negative prefix)
 
appear; to see; to meet; to appear (to be sth); to interview
tail
trad. (神龍見首不見尾)
simp. (神龙见首不见尾)

Etymology[edit]

Literally: one can see the head of a heavenly dragon, but not the tail

Pronunciation[edit]


Idiom[edit]

神龍見首不見尾

  1. to maintain an air of mystery, to not reveal oneself; to play cat and mouse; to remain aloof