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Chinese Idiom for “Just Tossing An Idea Out There”


Want to impress your Chinese friends?

Next time you’re discussing something with them, try this Chinese idiom: 抛砖引玉(pāo zhuān yǐn yù).

抛砖引玉 (pāo zhuān yǐn yù) basically means you’re “just tossing an idea out there,” and it literally means “to

A Chinese Saying for Our Favorite Knick Jeremy Lin


Most people would have given up and thought they simply weren’t destined for the NBA.

Perhaps after receiving no scholarship offers out of high school.

Or perhaps after being undrafted out of college.

Or perhaps after being cut by 2 …