翹辮子

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Chinese[edit]

outstanding; to raise
trad. (翹辮子) 辮子
simp. (翘辫子) 辫子

Etymology[edit]

Literally “to lift one's braid”. During the Qing dynasty, all men were required to wear long braids, and persecutors had to lift the head of male criminals by their braids before beheading them, hence this saying.

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Verb[edit]

翹辮子

  1. (figuratively, informal, often humorous) to kick the bucket; to die

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