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覆水盆に返らず
what's done is done; that's water under the bridge; it is no use crying over spilt milk; spilt water won't go back into its tray.
袋の鼠
rat in a trap; trapped rat; rat in a bag.
不幸中の幸い
small mercy (from some misfortune); silver lining of a dark cloud; consolation in sadness; blessing in disguise.
踏んだり蹴ったり
it never rains but it pours; misfortunes never come singly.
へそを曲げる
to get angry; to become perverse.
下手な鉄砲も数撃てば当たる
even the unskilled can succeed by a fluke given enough tries; even a poor marksman will hit the target with enough shots.
屁の河童
something easy to do; cinch.
坊主丸儲け
monks make pure profit; monks need no capital and have no expenses, so their income is pure profit.
ほっぺたが落ちる
to think something is delicious; to think something is scrumptious.
先んずれば人を制す
First come, first served.
酒は百薬の長
good wine makes good blood; sake is the best of all medicines.
さばを読む
to manipulate figures to one's advantage; to count wrongly on purpose; to inflate or deflate one's age.
去る者は日々に疎し
Out of sight, out of mind.
触らぬ神にたたりなし
let sleeping dogs lie; if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
三度目の正直
third time lucky; third time's the charm.