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cùn jìn chǐ lit. win an inch, want a foot (idiom); fig. not satisfied with small gains / give him an inch, and he'll want a mile
to obtain / to get / to gain / to catch (a disease) / proper / suitable / proud / contented / to allow / to permit / ready / finished
de structural particle: used after a verb (or adjective as main verb), linking it to following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility etc
děi to have to / must / ought to / to need to
  cùn a unit of length / inch / thumb
   jìn to go forward / to advance / to go in / to enter / to put in / to submit / to take in / to admit / (math.) base of a number system / classifier for sections in a building or residential compound
    chě one of the characters used to represent a musical note in gongche notation, 工尺谱
    chǐ a Chinese foot / one-third of a meter / a ruler / a tape-measure / one of the three acupoints for measuring pulse in Chinese medicine / CL:,
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