Iron tree blooms – 铁树开花

Iron Tree


Thanks to Lydia Lin for the suggestion.


铁树
[鐵樹開]
tiě shù kāi huā
the iron tree blooms
a highly improbable or extremely rare occurrence
≅ “once in a blue moon”


Standardmandarin
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I looked a little bit into possible origins of this idiom, which I then decided to completely ignore.

approachineseen.wikipedia: Cycas revoluta Primal Trek: Eight Treasures

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