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‘Bring it on’ is broad, not long

Alas, “deep” doesn’t rhyme. 何でも来いに名人なし (Nandemo koi ni meijin nashi; “There are no masters of Whatever May Come”) Definition: A person who is ready for anything, is not a master at anything. You can be a generalist or an expert, … Continue reading

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Mochiya knows best

Intro: This week’s saying is almost a synonym with last week’s 蛇の道は蛇. 餅は餅屋 (Mochi wa mochiya; “The mochi-maker [knows] mochi”) Definition: For the best mochi, go to a mochi-maker (instead of trying to make your own, or depending on the … Continue reading

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Who knows Snake Road?

蛇の道は蛇 (Ja no michi wa hebi; “Snakes [know] the snakes’ road”) Definition: People who belong to a certain group are the ones who know the most about the ways of that group. Specialists understand other specialists in their field better … Continue reading

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