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首が飛ぶ
to be sacked; to be dismissed.
蜘蛛の子を散らす
to scatter in all directions (like baby spiders).
車の両輪
two halves of the whole; two wheels on which everything rolls.
玄人はだし
ability that outdoes (shames) professionals.
食わず嫌い
disliking a certain food without having tried it; disliking something without having tried it; prejudiced against; aversion without even trying.
逆鱗に触れる
① to infuriate your superior; to incur the anger of one's boss; to bring (a superior's) wrath down upon (one). ② to provoke the Emperor's displeasure.
下駄を預ける
to leave everything to (someone).
煙に巻く
(ik) to confuse someone; to befuddle someone; to create a smokescreen.
犬猿の仲
loggerheads; like cats and dogs; relationship of dogs and monkeys.
乾坤一擲
stake all (on something); play for all or nothing; throwing all into a task.
けんもほろろ
curt; blunt; brusque.
光陰矢のごとし
time flies like an arrow; time and tide wait for no man; life is short.
後塵を拝する
to be left in the dust of; to play second fiddle (to); to take second billing (to).
故郷に錦を飾る
to come home in triumph; to return to one's hometown in glory.
こけら落とし
opening of a new theater (theatre).