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A dangerous game when your name starts with “hundred”

I guess birds are illiterate? 百舌勘定 mo.zu.kan.jou Literally: hundred – tongue – compare – determine Alternately: Arranging things so that others end up paying your costs for you. Especially at a restaurant, manipulating the bill in a way that divides … Continue reading

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A tail full of sound, and furry

(Told by an idiot) 大山鳴動して鼠一匹 (Taizan meidou shite nezumi ippiki; “The mountain trembles; a single mouse.”) Definition: Terrible harbingers and portents without follow-through. Much ado, after which, nothing. Especially used in reference to empty threats. Like a large mountain rumbling … Continue reading

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