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Expression
1. good wine; good drinkIdiomatic expression
  • りょうしゅ良酒
  • かんばん看板
  • よう要せず
  • Good wine needs no bush.
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Expression, Noun
1. drop in the bucket; very small quantity; chicken feed; insignificant amount; sparrow tears
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すずめの涙 【すずめのなみだ】スズメの涙 【すずめのなみだ】
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かんぜんねんしょう 不完全燃焼
Noun, Suru verb
1. incomplete combustion; imperfect combustion
2. being off one's game; not doing one's best; being unable to use all of one's strength; failing to obtain the desired resultIdiomatic expression
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ちが 間違
Expression, I-adjective
1. certain; sure; doubtlessSee also 紛れもない まぎれもない
Expression
2. I have no doubt; You can depend on it; It's a safe betIdiomatic expression
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間違い無い 【まちがいない】
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Noun
1. lesson learned from someone's else mistake; object lesson; food for thought; stones from other mountains (can be used to polish one's own gems)See also 他山の石以て玉を攻むべし
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Noun, No-adjective
1. loggerheads; like cats and dogs; relationship of dogs and monkeys
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Noun
1. penetration; digging into something
2. (in comedy) straight man; retort; quipUsually written using kana alone, See also 惚け ぼけ
3. sex; intercourseIdiomatic expression
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突っこみ 【つっこみ】突込み 【つっこみ】ツッコミ
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Expression, Noun
1. profiting while others fightSee also 鷸蚌の争い
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漁夫の利 【ぎょほのり】漁父の利 【ぎょふのり】漁父の利 【ぎょほのり】
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Expression, Noun
1. fiery chariot (which carries the souls of sinners into hell)Buddhist term, See also 火車
2. desperate financial situation; dire straits
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Expression, Godan verb with su ending
1. to lend a hand; to helpIdiomatic expression, See also 手を借りる
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かんにんぶくろ 堪忍袋
Expression, Ichidan verb
1. to be out of patience; to be unable to put up with something anymore
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きゅういっしょう 九死一生
Expression
1. to have a narrow escape from death
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九死に一生を得る 【きゅうしにいっしょうをえる】
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いついつ 何奴此奴
Expression
1. everybody (usu. negative nuance); everybody; every last one of them; allUsually written using kana alone, Idiomatic expression
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いしばしたたわた 石橋
Expression
1. being excessively cautious; knocking on a strong stone bridge before crossing itIdiomatic expression
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石橋をたたいて渡る 【いしばしをたたいてわたる】
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Expression, Godan verb with ku ending
1. to be jealousIdiomatic expression
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焼きもちを焼く 【やきもちをやく】やきもちを妬く 【やきもちをやく】焼餅を焼く 【やきもちをやく】焼きもちを妬く 【やきもちをやく】焼もちを焼く 【やきもちをやく】焼餅を妬く 【やきもちをやく】焼もちを妬く 【やきもちをやく】
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あか 赤子
Expression
1. exceptionally easy (like taking candy from a baby); as easy as twisting a baby's handIdiomatic expression, See also 赤子の腕をひねる
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赤子の手を捻る 【あかごのてをひねる】赤子の手を捻る 【あかごのてをねじる】赤子の手をねじる 【あかごのてをねじる】
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さじ
Expression, Ichidan verb
1. to give up (something as hopeless); to throw in the towel
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さじを投げる 【さじをなげる】
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けず
Expression, Godan verb with ru ending
1. to compete ruthlessly; to sharpen swordsIdiomatic expression
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鎬を削る 【しのぎをけずる】
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きよみずたい 清水舞台
Expression, Ichidan verb
1. to make a leap into the dark; to take the plunge; to jump in at the deep end; to jump off the stage of the Kiyomizu templeIdiomatic expression
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清水の舞台から飛び下りる 【きよみずのぶたいからとびおりる】清水の舞台から飛びおりる 【きよみずのぶたいからとびおりる】
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世話
Expression, Godan verb with ku ending
1. to bother; to meddle; to poke one's nose (into another's business); to be too helpful
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