Giving oneself a (winning) hand

得手勝手
e.te.ka-.tte

Literally: acquire – hand – win – hand

Alternately: Doing whatever you want without regard for other people. Caring only about one’s own needs, desires, or convenience. Selfish or willful behavior.

Notes: While toku is a valid reading of 得 in some contexts, it can only be pronounced e here. This yojijukugo joins a long list of terms, like 我田引水 and 独断専行, that criticize disruptive or excessive self-interest.

ETeEPo

Like, did you ever think about what they want?

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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