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吹灯拔蜡chuī dēng bá là
(literally) blow out the candle and remove it;(figuratively)go fail; fall through
我想如果他们不肯忙,这件事迟早得吹灯拔蜡。
I think this matter will fall through sooner or later if they don’t give us a hand.
to die
那老家伙早就吹灯拔蜡了。
The old fellow died a long time ago.

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