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In truth, I’m feeling feint

虚虚実実 kyo.kyo.jitsu.jitsu Literally: empty – empty – truth – truth Alternately: Two sides in a fierce battle, using every strategy and wile they can think of. Striving to avoid your enemy’s strengths (実) and attack their weaknesses (虚). Alternately, using … Continue reading

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A yojijukugo for spiders?

傍目八目 oka.me.hachi.moku Literally: side / bystander – eye – eight – eye Alternately: People observing something from outside can understand it better than those directly involved. An objective viewpoint gives the best grasp of a situation. Notes: This phrase comes … Continue reading

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