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unsung hero; person who does a thankless task.
to gain a reliable foundation and be in a safe condition; to board a large ship.
① bystander's vantage point; outsider's better grasp of the situation. ② onlookers see more of the game than the players do; people watching a game of go see 8 moves further ahead.
to do something useless; to paint the lily; to gild refined gold; to build a roof atop the roof.
fruitless or inconclusive discussion.
① to be evasive; to give an evasive answer. ② to speak ambiguously; to prevaricate. ③ to cook up a specious story to get out of an uncomfortable situation. ④ to make do with.
You never know what might happen.
making a strong person even stronger (like giving a metal rod to an ogre); as strong as can be.
person of strong constitution unexpectedly falling ill; sickness of a stout man; the devil getting sunstroke.
triumphant (over a mediocre achievement); boastful; as if one had grabbed a demon by the neck.
to be in a miserable state; to be down and out.
no time like the present; make hay while the sun shines; it's the auspicious day when you've just thought of it.
there is no love like a father's; no child knows how dear he is to his parents.
guaranteed; authentic; certified.
wherever women gather it is noisy.