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Teeing up some self-improvement

爪の垢を煎じて飲む(Tsume no aka wo senjite nomu;“to boil and drink fingernail-dirt”) Definition: To follow a good example that someone has set. To learn from someone who excels, by doing whatever it takes to get any positive effect at all. Often referenced … Continue reading

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They just schlep around

毒にも薬にもならない (Doku ni mo kusuri ni mo naranai; “Neither poison nor medicine”) Definition: Something – or someone – that doesn’t matter. Something neither harmful nor beneficial; it doesn’t matter whether it’s there or not. Something that’s just kind of whatever … Continue reading

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Maybe gene therapy, some day

阿呆に付ける薬はない (Ahou ni tsukeru kusuri wa nai; “There’s no medicine for stupidity.”) Definition: There’s nothing that can be done to help a fool. Note that this saying isn’t about mere lack of education, or about people holding opinions or beliefs … Continue reading

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