過五關斬六將

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Chinese[edit]

 
to cross; to go over; to pass (time); to celebrate (a holiday); to live; to get along; (surname); excessively; too-; (experienced action marker)
five
 
to close; to shut; to turn off; to concern; to involve; mountain pass
behead; chop six
 
a general; (will, shall, "future tense"); ready; prepared; to get; to use
trad. (過五關斬六將)
simp. (过五关斩六将)
Literally: “pass through five checkpoints, and slay six generals”.
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Etymology[edit]

A fictional story in Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

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Idiom[edit]

過五關斬六將

  1. (figuratively) to get past all manner of hardships