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http://baike.baidu.com/subview/199191/8163691.htm gives a plausible answer: it refers to a remote possibility of a thing X happening. Sort of "among the ten thousand and one things that could happen, one is X." Far back in ancient and classical Chinese, the ten thousand things are a proverbial way to express all that happens in this world. But I did not ...
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