由头 (由頭) yóutóu

yóutóu noun pretext / excuse / justification / reason
Domain: Modern Chinese 现代汉语
Notes: (CC-CEDICT '由頭')

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  • 由头来 (由頭來) 必要過兩三個月尋出由頭來 — Dream of the Red Chamber 紅樓夢, 第二回 Chapter 55 — count: 2