Tag Archives: 戦国策

AND I WOULD WALK TWO HUNDRED NINETEEN POINT SIX MILES

AND I WOULD WALK TWENTY FOUR POINT FOUR MORE, JUST TO BE THE MAN WHO WALKED A HUNDRED RI TO FALL DOWN AT YOUR DOOOOOOOOOR 百里を行く者は九十里を半ばとす (Hyakuri wo iku mono wa kujuuri wo nakaba to su; “To one traveling a … Continue reading

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Elbow grease begins at home

Be nice to your neighbor, and you’ll attract better neighbors? 先ず隗より始めよ (Mazu Kai yori hajimeyo; “First, start with Guo Wei”) Definition: When starting a large, ambitious undertaking, it’s best to begin with what’s close at hand. By extension, it can … Continue reading

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Fake it ’til you can make a break for it?

虎の威を借る狐 (Tora no i wo karu kitsune; “a fox borrowing a tiger’s menace”) Definition: A person without much personal authority, power, or menace, such as a child or servant, acting high and mighty due to their association with someone who … Continue reading

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