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                      打破沙鍋問到底
                      Insist on getting to the bottom of the matter.

                      【發音】dǎ pò shā guō wèn dào dǐ

                      【釋義】問:同“璺”諧音;指陶瓷或玉石等器皿上的裂紋或裂縫。比喻對事情尋根究底。
                      ??????????? In Chinese, inquiring shares the same pronunciation with “crack” which is in pottery or jade. The phrase indicates one’s perseverance on questioning and finding out the truth.

                      【例1】那位采訪者打破沙鍋問到底,不過該政府發言人絲毫沒有放松警惕。
                      ?????????? The interviewer asked some very searching questions but the government spokesman didn't drop his guard for a second.

                      【例2】小明老愛問為什么,老愛打破砂鍋問到底。
                      ?????????? Xiao Ming always asks why and he'll never be satisfied until he knows everything.

                       

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