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套路 tao

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Routine tricks

The original meaning of this term tao lu refers to the established series of pre-designed skills and tricks in Chinese wushu or martial arts. Nowadays, in daily conversations and on the Internet, this expression is frequently used to describe an insincere way of doing something. In a typical scenario where a male uses clichés to flirt with a female he finds attractive, that female might indicate her aversion against his routine tricks or his tao lu

Added on Aug 26, 2016 | Last updated on Aug 26, 2016 | 583 Buzzes


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