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Do you know the English Chinese translation of "close, but no cigar"
Posted by: Suray (IP Logged)
Date: August 30, 2012 01:29AM
This phrase dates back to the mid-20th century when carnivals were prevalent in the United States. There were lots of carnival games. And the winners of the game would get cigars as prizes.

“Close, but no cigar” was the possible words the person in charge of the games said to attendants when they came very close to winning but failed at the end. Therefore, “close, but no cigar” indicates the meaning of “very near to success only to fall short at the end”.

So do you know how to say that in Chinese?

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Re: Do you know the English Chinese translation of "close, but no cigar"
Posted by: Sabrinatang (IP Logged)
Date: September 06, 2012 11:41AM
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Re: Do you know the English Chinese translation of "close, but no cigar"
Posted by: Youcoyouco (IP Logged)
Date: September 12, 2012 04:46AM
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