「到喉唔到肺」

Entry #1
Pronunciation: dou3 hau4 m4 dou3 fai3
Individual
Character Meaning:
to; to arrive; to reach; to come; to be present; to go to; to leave for; approximately; about; so ... that; to the extent that; to a point that; until; up to
pipe; tube; duct; throat; larynx
not
to; to arrive; to reach; to come; to be present; to go to; to leave for; approximately; about; so ... that; to the extent that; to a point that; until; up to
(bio.) lung
Part of Speech: expression
Explanation:
to be disappointed or frustrated by something that is half-done or incomplete, literally to reach the throat but not the lungs
(Cant.) go2gaan1caan1teng1di1je5gam3sai3dip6sik6zo2dou1dou3hau4m4dou3fai3laa1
(Eng.) This restaurant serves dishes that are so small that the bits are gone by the time they reach the stomach.
(Cant.) keoi5gong2je5sing4jat6gong2dou3jat1bun3zau6maai6gwaan1zi2jing2zan1dou3hau4m4dou3fai3
(Eng.) He always keeps his audience hanging in frustration with half-stories.
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