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巧立名目
Simplified 巧立名目
Traditional 巧立名目
Pin Yin
qiao3 li4 ming2 mu4
English
  • to fabricate excuses (成语 saw)
  • to concoct various items (e.g. to pad an expense account)
Examples:
1. 巧立名目从她那儿骗钱。
He obtained money from her under false pretenses.
2. 最长用的伎俩就是告诉某人他被别人施法,然后收取驱魔费为他驱魔。另一种则是别人生病,他们巧立名目收费,而不过是用传统方法治病。
One common trick is to tell someone he is hexed and then remove the hex for a fee. Another is to tell people they are sick, then offer them a traditional cure for an outlandish sum.