鐵飯碗

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See also: 铁饭碗

Chinese[edit]

iron bowl of rice; rice bowl
trad. (鐵飯碗) 飯碗
simp. (铁饭碗) 饭碗

Etymology[edit]

The idea of the “iron rice bowl” is the rough Chinese equivalent of one's “bread and butter”.

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

鐵飯碗

  1. (figuratively) secure job; job for life; job security