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The Coxford Singlish Dictionary|
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A Cantonese and Hokkien term meaning nervous, harried or uptight.
"Your exam in June, now only March, you kan-cheong for what?" (The exam's in June and now it's only March. What are you getting so nervous about?"
KAN CHEONG SPIDER/KAN CHEONG PI SAI (Contributed by Wendy Tan)
Terms used to describe someone who's kan cheong. "Pi sai" is Hokkien for "nose booger". Can be abbreviated to omit the "kan".
1. "Aiyah, ask him to do this for what? You know he's a bloody kan cheong spider."
2. "Eh, relac can or not? You so kan cheong pi sai for what?"
3. "Wah lau, hurry, hurry, hurry for what? Super cheong spider."