Chinese Chengyu / Idiom 鸡飞蛋打 jifēidàndǎ or ‘to lose everything’.

Want to express that you will lose everything whatever you do? Then just say  the ‘eggs are broken and the chickens have flown away’ 鸡飞蛋打 jifēidàndǎ.

The video below explains the idiom rather well.

The Video also includes  ‘chicken feathers and garlic skin’  Or 鸡毛蒜皮 jīmáo suànpí. For a better explanation of this idiom click here.

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My name is Adam. I have a degree in Chinese History from SOAS and a masters in International Politics focused on China from the same university. I have travelled around China 9 times and since 2000 I have travelled every year for two months. I guess I kind of like the place!

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