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眼高手低
yǎn gāo shǒu dī
'High eyes, low skills (hands)'; high aspirations but no abilities, pretentious
手到擒来
shǒu dào qín lái
'Hand arrives, the capture comes'; an enemy easily captured, an easy victory
手到病除
shǒu dào bìng chú
'Hand arrives, disease eliminated', cure by a small touch, effective cure
手不释卷
shǒu bù shì juàn
'Hand doesn't release the paper'; diligent and studious
情同手足
qíng tòng shǒuzú
'Emotions like sharing hands and legs'; being attached to each other, brotherly love
轻手轻脚
qīng shǒu qīng jiǎo
'Gentle hands, gentle feet'; do something quietly, softly and gently
七手八脚
qī shǒu bā jiǎo
'7 hands, 8 feet' - Many people pitching in, too many helping hands
棋高一着
qí gāo yī zhāo
'Higher in a game'; out-match an opponent, win a match
棋逢对手
qí féng duìshǒu
'Meet opponent in a game'; a good match, a match between opponent of similar abilities
拍手称快
pāishǒu chēng kuài
'Clap hands, commend fast'; clap and cheer
蹑手蹑脚
niè shǒu niè jiǎo
Tiptoe, walk quietly
妙手空空
miào shǒu kōng kōng
Pickpocket, small thief
妙手丹青
miào shǒu dānqīng
'Excellent-skill painting', magnificent painting
手足无措
shǒuzú wú cuò
'Hands legs no arrangement'; not having a plan, not knowing what to do, act strangely
两手空空
liǎngshǒu kōng kōng
'Two hands empty', left empty-handed
束手待毙
shù shǒu dài bì
'Wait for an execution with tied hands', helplessly wait for death
举手之劳
jǔ shǒu zhī láo
'The labor of raising the hand', something that can be achieved with a slight effort
手忙脚乱
shǒu máng jiǎo luàn
'Busy hands, messy feet' - Be in a hurry, in a flurry
心狠手辣
xīn hěn shǒu là
'Ruthless heart, spicy hand'; cruel, with no mercy
回春妙手
huí chūn miào shǒu
'Excellent skills, brings back spring (life)', a fantastic skill or measure that saves a life
高抬贵手
gāo tái guì shǒu
'Speak highly of a noble person'; this idiom expresses one's respects and request for forgiveness and
拱手让人
gǒng shǒu ràng rén
'Allowing/surrendering submissively' - Surrender with no fight, hand something over without objecting
得心应手
dé xīn yìng shǒu
'Get a heart smoothly' - Easily, with high proficiency
大显身手
dà xiǎn shēn shǒu
A display of impressive skills, exposing one's abilities
指手划脚
zhǐ shǒu huá jiǎo
'Pointing hand, paddling foot'; make indiscrete remarks, act with no tact
大手大脚
dà shǒu dà jiǎo
'Big hands, big feet'; to extravagant, gaudy
赤手空拳
chì shǒu kōng quán
'Bare hands, empty fist' - Unarmed, not prepared
垂手可得
chuí shǒu kě dé
'Drop hands, can obtain'; something that can be achieved easily, that doesn't require big efforts
措手不及
cuò shǒu bùjí
'Arrange hands too late'; caught unprepared; be surprised of something one could completely expect
白手起家
bái shǒu qǐ jiā
'Build a house with empty hands', start from scratch, pursue a dream with no money or material tools
碍手碍脚
ài shǒu ài jiǎo
'Get in the way of the hands, get in the way of the feet' - Be a hindrance, be in someone's way
爱不释手
ài bù shì shǒu
'love, can't release' - Love something so much to the extent of not willing to let it go, to part (it can refer to an object or a person).

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