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吃苦
[chī kǔ]
Literally means to eat bitterness.
Figuratively means to bear hardships (usually in order to get something) or to have a rough time.


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吃醋
[chī cù]
Literal translation is to eat vinegar.
Figuratively means to be jealous (of a rival).

吃膩
[chī nì]
Literally means to eat oily (food)
Figuratively means to be sick or fed up with something.

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吃力
[chī lì]
Literal translation is to eat force.
Figuratively means to be a strain or strenuous, exhausting or be exhausted.

吃软
[chī ruǎn]
Literally translation is to eat softness.
Figuratively means to be open to gentle persuasion (not to coercion).


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吃钱
[chī qián]
Literal translation is to eat money.
Figuratively, it doesn’t mean expensive. It means to take bribes or embezzle.

吃心
[chī xīn]
Literal translation is to eat heart.
Figuratively means to be oversensitive, take things personally, be wary of something.

吃罪
[chī zuì]
Literal translation is to eat guilt.
Figuratively means to be blamed for something.

吃紧
[chī jǐn]
Literal translation is to eat tight.
紧 can also mean hard up, tense, taut.
Figuratively, this phrase means either to be in short supply of (money) or when speaking of something to be dealt with - to be important (and thus a cause of stress).

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吃惊
[chī jīng]
Literal translation is to eat surprise.
Figuratively means to be startled, amazed, shocked.

吃亏
[chī kuī]
Literal translation is to eat a lack.
Figuratively means to treat or be treated unfairly, to suffer a loss, to come to grief.


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吃透
[chī tòu]
Literal translation is eat penetrate.
Figuratively means have a thorough grasp of, understand thoroughly.

吃请
[chī qǐng]
Literal translation is to eat request.
Figuratively means to be invited, or to accept a dinner invitation (also a dinner that is meant as a bribe).

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吃荤
[chī hūn]
- means eat meat
That goes without explanation, basically not a vegetarian.



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吃素
[chī sù]
means plainwithout adornments.
吃素 means to be a vegetarian. If a person is vegan, he will only '吃全素‘, meaning consume only food that are derived from plant sources.

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