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When True Seeing exfoliates

化けの皮が剥がれる (Bake no kawa ga hagareru; “The changeling skin is stripped away”) Definition: Someone’s wrongdoings, flaws, or malicious true nature come to light. A previously-hidden, negative truth is revealed. Someone (or everyone) realizes how bad a situation actually is after … Continue reading

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But do you *have* to be on a horse for it to count?

一騎当千 i-.kki.tou.sen Literally: one – equestrian – hit – thousand Alternately: Mighty. So strong that a thousand opponents still cannot match them. Notes: This can be expanded to the descriptive noun phrase 一騎当千の兵 (ikkitousen no tsuwamono), “a warrior who can … Continue reading

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