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comment Are there English equivalents to “Samurai uses (show off) a toothpick, even he hasn’t eaten anything (for a day)”?
@Josh61. The proverb praises poverty by no means. It admonishes you not to show hungry or troubled face to others, even you are hungry to death or in badly adverse circumstances (if you’re Samurai, or from decent family). It’s referring to the importance of keeping one’s countenance in adversity, a sort of bite-the-bullet like perseverance of Samurai ethic.
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comment Are there English equivalents to “Samurai uses (show off) a toothpick, even he hasn’t eaten anything (for a day)”?
@Buisquitboy. I saw your question, and found some commonality in terms of the contrast of inside and outside appearance of a man’s behaviors. But it’s different in that my interest is (1) on the contrast of Samurai, special class people’s self-esteem against adversity, and (2) whether “had a meal” connotes “to fare well” or "be well off" in English language.
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