舞文弄墨

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Chinese[edit]

to dance; to wield; to brandish
 
language; culture; writing
language; culture; writing; formal; literary; gentle
 
to do; to manage; to handle
to do; to manage; to handle; to play with; to fool with; to mess with; to fix; to toy with; lane; alley
China ink; ink stick; abbrev. for Mexico
trad. (舞文弄墨)
simp. #(舞文弄墨)
Literally: “to dance around with words and play with ink”.

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舞文弄墨

  1. to show off one's literary skills; to be playful with language and words (in writing); to juggle with words