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  1. ice
  2. ice-cold

Proverbs and Idioms

冰凍三尺,非一日之寒 Literally: Three feet of ice is not the result of one cold day.

  1. Rome wasn't built in a day.
  2. One can not become an expert in a difficult subject overnight.


  1. tread on thin ice; to skate over thin ice; to be very careful; to act with extreme caution


  1. jade, precious stone, gem

Proverbs and Idioms

書中自有顏如玉 Literally: A book holds a face as smooth as jade.

  1. If you study hard, you will be successful, and a beautiful woman will want to marry you.

拋磚引玉 Literally: to throw a brick and to get a piece of jade in return

  1. A self-deprecating way to express the idea of offering one's own relatively worthless words, opinions or services in order to solicit the more valued words, opinions or services of others.