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可愛い子には旅をさせよ
Spare the rod and spoil the child; If you love your children, send them out into the world.
肝胆相照らす
to be profoundly compatible; to be inseparable; to be so close as to reveal to each other the bottom of one's heart.
堪忍袋の緒が切れる
to be out of patience; to be unable to put up with something anymore.
間髪を入れず
(ik) in no time; in a flash.
気が重い
depressed; bummed out; down; heavy-hearted; heavy-spirited; feeling reluctant (to do).
木で鼻をくくる
to give a blunt answer.
気に障る
to hurt one's feelings; to rub someone the wrong way.
窮鼠猫を噛む
a cornered rat will bite a cat; despair turns cowards courageous.
窮鳥懐に入れば猟師も殺さず
Even the hunter will refrain from killing the bird that has flown to him for shelter.
漁夫の利
profiting while others fight.
清水の舞台から飛び降りる
to make a leap into the dark; to take the plunge; to jump in at the deep end.
木を見て森を見ず
to not see the wood for the trees; to be caught up with trivial matters and lose sight of the big picture.
口が軽い
having a loose tongue; being talkative; speaking without thinking; being unable to keep a secret.
口が滑る
to make a slip of the tongue; to let something slip.
苦は楽の種
one cannot have pleasure without pain; no pain, no gain.