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double Dutch

noun [U] uk   us  

double Dutch noun [U] (NONSENSE)

UK informal talk or writing that is nonsense or that you cannot understand

double Dutch noun [U] (GAME)

US a game played by jumpimg up and down through two ropes that are being turned by two people holding the ends
Translations of “double Dutch”
in Chinese (Traditional) 胡說, 胡說,胡言亂語…
in Chinese (Simplified) 胡说, 胡说,胡言乱语…
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