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[Cultural differences] The word 大腕

Posted by kimiik February 12, 2009 in the Group General Discussion.

I'm looking for the origin of the chinese slang "大腕" (literally "Big Wrist") describing someone famous / a celebrity.

Does it come from 手腕 (skill) or from 肉 (flesh) ?

btw, in french a man having a strong wrist or big wrist means something totally different. It's a very bad idea to translate 大腕 word for word.

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