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千鳥足
tottering steps; drunken staggering.
長蛇の列
long line; long queue.
月とすっぽん
like chalk and cheese (superficially similar, but completely different) (the moon and a turtle shell are both round, but they are otherwise completely different); like day and night; like the difference between heaven and hell.
つぶしが利く
to be valuable as scrap; to be able to do other work; to have marketable skills.
つぼに嵌まる
① to hit the bull's-eye. ② to go as expected; to succeed (e.g. a plan).
罪を憎んで人を憎まず
condemn the offense, but not the offender.
出会い頭
in passing another (esp. colliding with oncoming traffic, bumping into a person); the moment two persons or objects meet.
手が早い
① to be a quick worker. ② to be fast in forming relationships with women. ③ to be quick to resort to violence.
手塩にかける
to bring up under one's personal care.
手玉に取る
to lead someone around by the nose.
鉄は熱いうちに打て
strike while the iron is hot.
手八丁口八丁
eloquent and skilled (worker).
出る杭は打たれる
the nail that sticks out gets hammered in; the best policy is to keep your head down.
手をこまねく
to fold one's arms; to stand and watch (without interfering).
手を抜く
to ease up (on an opponent); to cut corners; to be shoddy.