Little, Big


Literally: Needle small pole big

Alternately: Something is as small as a needle, but described as a pole (as long as a person). Exaggeration. Making a mountain out of a mole-hill.

The moral: leave the poor bees alone. Yellowjackets, on the other hand, are fair game.

This perception is 針小棒大

About Confanity

I love the written word more than anything else I've had the chance to work with. I'm back in the States from Japan for grad school, but still studying Japanese with the hope of becoming a translator -- or writer, or even teacher -- as long as it's something language-related.
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