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Emerald cufflinks on a woodchuck

猿に烏帽子 (Saru ni eboshi; “A courtier’s cap on a monkey”) Definition: When the appearance of something is all dressed up, but doesn’t match its real content. Alternately, unfitting behavior. Like putting a fancy hat of the kind that used to … Continue reading

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