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Heath Robinson

adjective uk   /ˌhiːθˈrɒb.ɪn.sən/  us   /-ˈrɑː.bɪn-/ UK humorous old-fashioned
used to describe a machine that is very cleverly made and is complicated in a silly or humorous way, but has no practical use: a Heath Robinson contraption
Translations of “Heath Robinson”
in Chinese (Traditional) (機器)結構精巧複雜但不實用的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (机器)结构精巧复杂但不实用的…
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