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Chinese Allegories--打肿脸充胖子

2017-09-08 15:06 ChineseTime

dǎ zhǒng liǎn chōng pàng zi -- sǐ yào miàn zi
打肿脸充胖子--死要面子
Try to look fat by slapping one's face till it's swollen--to try to look impressive; be

keen on face-saving

打 [dǎ]fight;

肿 [zhǒng] swelling;

脸 [liǎn]face;

充 [chōng]pretend to be; pose as;

胖子 [pàng zi]fat person;

死要面子 [sǐ yào miàn zi] dead determined to save face; try to preserve one's fall at all

costs

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