「金玉其外,敗絮其中」

Entry #1
Pronunciation: gam1 juk6 kei4 ngoi6 baai6 seoi5 kei4 zung1
Individual
Character Meaning:
golden colour; money; wealth; the metal element; the Jin Dynasty
jade
he; his; her; its; their
outside; outer; outward

to defeat; to be defeated; to lose; to fail; to corrupt
cotton wadding
he; his; her; its; their
centre; hit; middle; medium; intermediate; origin; focus; secondary school; within; in the process of; in progress; post-verbal suffix
Part of Speech: expression
Explanation:
all that glitters is not gold; literally: covered with jade and gold outside but containing rotten cotton within
Synonym: Synonym: 好眉好貌生沙虱
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