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党性大发 (dǎngxìng dàfā): give free rein to one’s “Party” nature
 
党性大发 (dǎngxìng dàfā): give free rein to one’s “Party” nature
  
This is a play on the phrase, 兽性大发 (shòuxìng dàfā), which means “to give free rein to one’s animal/brutish nature.”
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A play on the idiom 兽性大发 (shòuxìng dàfā), “to give free rein to one’s animal nature.” As a government official, one’s “Party” nature shines through in [[demolish it|forced demolition]], [[rabble|child molestation]], and other [[leaders first|public cruelties]].
 
 
The phrase comes from a local news story and is used in the following [http://gcomic.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns%213C5ECB3A254C597F%211174.entry political cartoon]. Much of the humor is lost in translation, but the basic gist of the joke is as follows:
 
 
 
A: How can the bureau chief tear down our houses without paying a good price? He's really giving free rein to his brutish nature.
 
 
 
B: Be careful which words you're using. The bureau chief epitomizes the Party's nature.
 
 
 
A: Then in that case, could it be that he's giving free rein to his “Party” nature?
 
 
 
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[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]
 
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]

Revision as of 18:15, 29 March 2013

党性大发 (dǎngxìng dàfā): give free rein to one’s “Party” nature

A play on the idiom 兽性大发 (shòuxìng dàfā), “to give free rein to one’s animal nature.” As a government official, one’s “Party” nature shines through in forced demolition, child molestation, and other public cruelties.