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咸鱼翻身-自编词条 [Copy link] 中文

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The Salted fish turns itself over or comes back to life, meaning that the condition turns for the better/take a turn for the better in spite of the previous failure or setback.Someone or something was once hopeless but eventually comes into his/its own and regains the vitality to continue his career/its life;This idiom is ususally used to describe someone who is in his / her downturn (bottom) of his/her career and is generally regarded as a loser or is totaly helpless or hopeless but all of a sudden he/she gets an unexpected chance to come back to the stage or gets what he dreams of, so now he or she is in the spotlight agains and wins attentoin or concern from others around. The outcome is totally unexpected yet desirous and no one has ever predicted it.In Chinese, we have similar expressions like: 枯木發榮﹣A dead dried tree starts to bloom with new green leaves;捲土重來- well equipped/well prepared, soneme fights back (in terms of war or in business investment, career) and starts anew for a better life or performance




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