跳槽

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Chinese[edit]

 
jump; hop; skip (a grade); to leap; to bounce; to beat
manger; trough; groove
simp. and trad.
(跳槽)
Literally: “to jump the trough”.

Pronunciation[edit]


Verb[edit]

跳槽

  1. (archaic, original meaning, of a beast of burden) to rush to snatch food in the feeding trough of another animal; to jump from one's manger
  2. (figuratively, common in Ming/Qing-era novels, especially of a brothel client) to abandon the old for the new in love relationships
  3. (figuratively, main modern meaning) to change to a better job; to move from one job or career to another voluntarily