「賣關子」

Entry #1
Pronunciation: maai6 gwaan1 zi2
Individual
Character Meaning:
to sell; to vend; to publish; to betray
to shut; difficult situation; stage of a game; line of defence; to close
son; sub-; person; egg
Part of Speech: verb
Explanation:
to stop just short of the important part of an announcement, or the climax of a story, keeping listeners in suspense; to keep people guessing; to leave a cliffhanger
(Cant.) zi3jyu1san4bei3gaa1ban1hai6bin1go3zau6dang2ngo5maai6go3gwaan1zi2sin1
(Eng.) I will not say who the special guest is just yet—let me keep you guessing for the moment.
See also: 小不忍則亂大謀 小意思 得饒人處且饒人 恭敬不如從命 放長線釣大魚 破涕為笑 老眼昏花 賣飛佛 金盤洗手 開門見山 (類近詞彙取自ToastyNews數據分析)
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