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On malicious napping

盗人の昼寝 (Nusubito no hirune; “A thief’s midday nap”) Definition: Even if an activity seems purposeless, it can still have a specific reason and purpose. Someone napping in the middle of the day may seem random, but for a thief 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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