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Tiny profit

yíng tóu wēi lì Tiny head pronunciation

Idiom explanation

A small profit like a fly. Metaphor for very small profits.

Idiom source

Song Suyi's "Man Tingfang": "The snail horns have a stigma , and the fly's head is slightly profitable , which is very busy."

Idioms Traditional

Tiny profit
Idioms ytwl
Idiom phonetic ㄧ ㄥ ˊ ㄊ ㄡ ˊ ㄨ ㄟ ㄌ ㄧ ˋ
Common degree Common idioms
Emotional color Neutral idiom

Idiom usage

Partial formal; subject and object; with derogatory meaning
Idiom structure Partial idiom
Year of generation Ancient idiom

Synonyms

Teeny
Idiom example Just for a small profit , put aside the fate. (Ming Feng Menglong's "Ancient and Modern Novels" Volume 1)
English translation petty profit
Russian translation ничтожный барыш
other languages Petits profits


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