Tag Archives: letting your guard down

Out of rain, out of brain

雨晴れて笠を忘れる (Ame harete kasa wo wasureru; “The rain stops and you forget your umbrella (hat)”) Definition: As soon as a painful situation is over, the help one received is forgotten. When rain is threatening or falling people make sure to … Continue reading

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Gird your loins, or your chin

勝って兜の緒を締めよ (Katte kabuto no o wo shimeyo; “When you win, tighten your helmet-strap”) Definition: A warning to not let down one’s guard even when things seem to be going well or when one seems to have won a fight. Always … Continue reading

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On properly protecting your pot

This is not a common or well-known saying by any means, but it tickles my fancy. 月夜に釜を抜かれる (Tsukiyo ni kama wo nukareru; “having your cook-pot stolen on a moonlit night”) Definition: Being caught completely off-guard. Catastrophic negligence, carelessness, or inattention. Breakdown: … Continue reading

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