Memory phrase (Mnemonic) for: 肘



elbow, pork shoulder




Left: body part /, right: skillful hand


The body part, which a 'skillful hand' needs: The elbow.


meat(and body parts)
skillful hand(Image of a hand forearm and pulse . It was originally also the distance of one inch (Length: 1 ts'wun = 3.72 cm) from the hand's palm to the pulse. This also stood for a small amount. In the mnemonic, it is used as "skillful hand".)
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胳臂肘儿 gē bei zhǒur elbow
变生肘腋 biàn shēng zhǒu yè lit. calamity in one's armpit (idiom); a major coup happening on one's doorstep; trouble or danger in one's own backyard
胳膊肘朝外拐 gē bo zhǒu cháo wài guǎi the elbow turns the wrong way; to favor an outsider instead of someone on one's own side (idiom)

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