Eat Snake

Eat Snake

Origin: Hokkien, literal translation from the hokkien phrase “Jiak Zhua”

Eat snake is a phrase used to describe a person’s attitude towards work or tasks. It practically means skiving at work and slacking off from tasks and responsibilities.


Example: “While everyone is hard at work, Ah Seng always “eat snake”. He always take his own sweet time in the toilet and keep surfing the internet during working hours.

Example: “Why do you look so stressed? Work is not everything, learn to “eat snake” a bit lah.

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