I have managed to eke out a Monday Mandarin Meanings, although just moments too late! Today we have tiàozao:
Laypeople call this insect “flea”. The right character, zao, merely means “flea”, but the left character is more interesting. tiào in this context surely means to “jump” or to “leap”, but it can also mean “dance”, as in tiàowǔ, which means “to dance”. Incidentally, fleas are quite good at fleastyle dancing. Therefore, don’t worry about these critters often seen as pests. Your dog is merely a platform for a crazy dance par-tay! You heard it here first, folks.