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大は小を兼ねる
better too big than too small.
宝の持ち腐れ
pearls thrown before swine; unused possession; useless possession; waste of talent.
他山の石
lesson learned from someone's else mistake; object lesson; food for thought; stones from other mountains (can be used to polish one's own gems).
多勢に無勢
to be outnumbered (i.e. in a military context).
蛇足
redundancy; superfluity; useless addition.
脱兎のごとく
(at) high speed; as fast as one can; with lightning speed.
立つ鳥跡を濁さず
it is simply common courtesy to clean up after yourself; a bird does not foul the nest it is about to leave; on leaving a place one should see that all is in good order.
立て板に水
fluency; volubility.
狸寝入り
feigning sleep.
駄目を押す
to make sure; to make doubly sure.
便りの無いのは良い便り
No news is good news.
他力本願
① salvation by faith in Amitabha. ② relying upon others for attaining one's own objective.
短気は損気
Haste makes waste.
血が騒ぐ
to get excited; to be roused (to action); to get the itch (to do).
竹馬の友
childhood friend; old playmate.