The knife stuck in the person's flesh. Now he's gone, to lack him and be deficient of him is only disgrace. We owe him an eulogy.
The repo man threatens the guy with a knife to get him to pay back the money he owes
That PERSON is tou[chy ‘n] temperamental because I <owe> him a KNIFE. Once I return it to him, he’ll calm *down*.
Knife by the throat means you owe something.
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Definitions for 欠 pronounced as qiàn
- to owe
- to lack
- to be in arrears
- to be out of credit
- amount owing
- to be deficient in