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空中阁楼【kōng zhōng gé lóu】

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Once a wealthy man wanted to build a house for himself when he saw a three-floor house. He told the workers to build the third floor only. They said confusedly, “That’s ridiculous! How can we build the third floor without having the first and the second floors?” 


[Annotation] : In the air. 阁楼: Attic, house. 

[Definition] Refer to something unrealistic and impractical. 



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