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空调kōng tiáo
air-conditioner/A term used to describe an empty talker or someone who simply pays lip service. The term, which also means“empty adjustment” emerged during the teacher salary reform. The department concerned announced the rise in teacher salaries but took a long time before actually implementing the change, hence the term.
我听说今年十月又要调工资了。这次不会又是“空调”吧?
I heard that we will have a salary rise this October. It won’t be an empty promise again this time, will it?

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