Answer to What does the phrase “卖关子(mài guānzi)” refer to?

Correct Answer: C


A. 忍受(rěnshòu) is the phrase for “Put up with.”
The characters 忍(rěn) and 受(shòu) both mean to endure.

B. 开玩笑(kāi wánxiào) is the phrase for “Play a joke.”
The character 开(kāi) means to open; 玩(wán) means to play and 笑(xiào) means to laugh. 玩笑(wánxiào”>) refers to joke.

C. 卖关子(mài guānzi) is the phrase for “Keep others guessing.”
The character 卖(mài) means to sell; 关(guān) means to close and 子(zĭ) here is used as a suffix.

D. 耍小聪明(shuǎ xiǎocōngmíng) is the phrase for “Play petty tricks.”
The character 耍(shuǎ) means to play; 小(xiǎo) means small and 聪(cōng) means intelligence and 明(míng) means bright. 小聪明(xiǎocōngmíng) refers to petty tricks.

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