Can someone help me to translate 脚底抹油-开溜 because when I'm using google translate the sentence is so weird.


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If something bad happened, you can 脚底抹油 (put oil on the sole of foot) , and then 开溜 (start to slip away quickly).

In short, it means expeditious retreat.

BTW: Here's another statement as 脚底抹油 - 溜之大吉, which has a similar meaning.

  • this is in iciba, just enter 脚底抹油
    – user6065
    Sep 4, 2014 at 4:02

This phrase is a Chinese idiom that simply means to escape or to avoid (from negative consequences/liabilities/etc).


I think it's just meaning skip away.


It means run away quickly as if there is oil on the sole of your foot

  • It also means slip away. For example, you could use it to describe a thief
    – user17499
    Jul 16, 2017 at 6:55

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