chōng shù
v. make up the numbers; serve as a stopgap
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Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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wǒ lái zhǐ shì chōng shù de
phr. I'm only here to make up the number.
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nǐ men bù yīng gāi yǐ cì pǐn chōng shù
phr. You shouldn't make up the amount with defective products.
làn yú chōng shù
idiom. pretend to play the Yu (a wind instrument) in order to make up the number for an orchestra-- to be included in a group just to fill in a vacancy