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Lai See Coefficient, n.

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 03 February, 2016, 4:22pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 19 October, 2016, 4:56pm

Hong Kong-specific measure of income inequality derived from how much lai see you get at Chinese New Year.

“What was your lai see haul?”

“Not much, only $5,000.”

“What! I always max out at $1,000. The Laisee Coefficient is pretty bad in this town, rich girl.”