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天衣无缝(Tiān yī wú fèng)

Flawless as a heavenly robe---Natural and perfect
be completely natural without defects as the divine garments

Long, long ago, there was a man called Guo Han. One summer night, it was so hot and stuffy in his room that he couldn’t fall asleep. So he carried his bed out of the room and put it in the courtyard. He lay on his back and watched the twinkling stars. Suddenly he saw a beautiful lady in white descend gently from the sky. In an instant, she alighted upon the ground, and stood beside his bed. Guo Han was awe-struck, and couldn’t utter a word.

The lady told him she was the Girl Weaver in Heaven. Guo Han continued to stare at this Weaving Goddess. He noticed her white dress was one uncut piece of natural work, without the slightest sign of sewing.

He couldn’t help asking: “Why is it that your dress bears no trace of needle work?”

With a graceful smile, the lady said: “I’m an immortal from Heaven. Clothes for immortals are never sewn with needle and thread. How can there be seams?”

From that story comes the idiom 天衣无缝(Tiān yī wú fèng). We use it to describe a well-conceived plan or something which is faultless, most often, written work.







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