"Holds" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 bēi jiǔ shì bīng quán to dismiss military hierarchy using wine cups / cf Song founding Emperor Song Taizu 宋太祖 / holds a banquet in 961 and persuades his senior army commanders to go home to their provinces
 shuǐ qīng wú yú lit. water that is too clean holds no fish (idiom) / fig. one who is too severe has no friends
 juàn a bag which holds 30 pecks (i.e. approx 3 kg dry measure)
 rèn suǒ one's office / place where one holds a post
 qián tú wèi bǔ hanging in the balance / the future is hard to forecast / ¿Qué / serà? / who knows what the future holds?
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