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断袖之癖 (斷袖之癖)

duàn xiù zhī pǐ

Definition

  1. (lit.) cut sleeve (idiom); fig. euphemism for homosexuality, originating from History of Western Han 漢書|汉书: emperor Han Aidi (real name Liu Xin) was in bed with his lover Dong Xian, and had to attend a court audience that morning. Not wishing to awaken Do

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