IDIOM OF THE DAY - Qi Qiao Sheng Yan - Chee Chow Sheng Yan

IDIOM OF THE DAY – Qi Qiao Sheng Yan – Chee Chow Sheng Yan

Yesterday, as part of Business Owners Book Club, I had a chance to submit Idiom of the day. Had great fun researching for it. Here you go.

Qi Qiao Sheng Yan (Chee Chow Sheng Yan)

Literally: Smoke from Seven Orifices
Qi – SEVEN
Qiao – APERTURE
Sheng – EMIT
Yan – SMOKE

*Verb. Highest Level of Anger*

Before your mind begins a wild imagination, the 7 orifices, most probably are: 2 ears, 2 eyes, 2 nostrils and 1 mouth.

Sources:

  • Words That Need to Exist in English By James Egan
  • The Contemporary Theory of Metaphor: A Perspective from Chinese By Ning Yu

MORE FUN!

While researching, I discovered this idiom has been used in studying anger. Few excerpts from “Emotions in Crosslinguistic Perspective edited by Jean Harkins, Anna Wierzbicka” in attached slides at Idiom Of The Day Amarendra.

IDIOM OF THE DAY - Qi Qiao Sheng Yan - Chee Chow Sheng Yan
IDIOM OF THE DAY – Qi Qiao Sheng Yan – Chee Chow Sheng Yan – Smoke from Seven Orifices

 

 

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