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Another even more idiomatic way to say this is: 拿你没辙 ná nǐ méi zhé It's used basically just as 拿你怎么办, in an endearing, familiar way. The character 辙 zhé has the meaning of 办法, so the idiom literally means "no way to take you", and is used just as your description.


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The term 对象 "partner" is also an option: gender neutral, age neutral, perfectly acceptable in formal settings. It has also other meanings ("target", "object" of something) but the meaning "partner" is quite common as well.


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