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Withdraw Skin

吹水 (chui sui), v. Cantonese slang. To chat, bullshit. 

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 January, 2016, 12:22pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 4:55pm

“Shut up/get lost.”

A group of four gamblers playing Fan Tan is a “skin.”

When police broke up illegal gambling dens, this cry would go out as a warning.

Has since become an insult. 

An alternative origin derives from “withdraw foreskin,” i.e. “stop having sex and leave.”