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Meaning of 节外生枝

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jié wài shēng zhī (Trad.: 節外生枝)
a new branch grows out of a knot (idiom); fig. side issues keep arising
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Antonyms: 万事大吉
Example Sentences
1
Always there is something. Always someone will interfere.
2
An agreement was about to be reached when the other side raised new issues (or caused complications).
3
An agreement was about to be reached when the other side raised new issues.
4
A wise wife never gives her husband time to have second thoughts.
5
Cut out the introduction and the peroration, and stop before you get to secondly.