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Yoichi Oishi
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103 votes
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Is there English counterpart(s) to Japanese old saying, “Present salt to your enemy.”?

99 votes
12 answers
217k views

What is the difference between an Emperor and a King?

89 votes
14 answers
25k views

Is there really no English equivalent to German's “Fachidiot”?

62 votes
25 answers
16k views

Are there counterpart English expressions to Japanese proverb, "the nail that pops up is always hammered down?

60 votes
17 answers
11k views

What is the English equivalent to the Chinese/Japanese saying, “塞翁失馬— Life is like Old Sai’s horse”?

57 votes
5 answers
12k views

What does “Your hair is so white now, it can talk back to police” mean?

56 votes
12 answers
8k views

What's the English equivalent of the Japanese saying, “A fart ruins 100 days of sermons by the priest (bishop)”?

54 votes
8 answers
345k views

When your 10-year old boy says “It’s meta,” what does it mean? In what situation and of what sort of object they use this phrase?

52 votes
8 answers
9k views

English counterpart to Japanese signal word, “Dokkoisho”

50 votes
1 answer
3k views

What does “Barack Obama’s real crime is presiding while black” mean?

47 votes
12 answers
9k views

Are there English proverbs that warn against “speaking up” in front of people?

42 votes
5 answers
482k views

What does “covfefe” exactly mean?

34 votes
3 answers
9k views

What does “Pitchforks change hands” and “Pitchforks have their uses” mean?

34 votes
6 answers
10k views

What is the difference between Ukraine and the Ukraine?

33 votes
6 answers
8k views

Who is “That Guy”?

32 votes
3 answers
15k views

What does President Obama’s phrase “We don’t need to spike the football” mean?

32 votes
4 answers
27k views

What does “There she blows’” mean?

30 votes
23 answers
16k views

Are there metaphoric English expressions meaning “keeping composure at a fatal moment, never panicky”?

28 votes
5 answers
16k views

What is the standard rule for using or not using hyphen and diaeresis on the words like reelect , reexamine, and cooperate?

28 votes
4 answers
430k views

What does “10-4 ” mean?

27 votes
7 answers
11k views

Is a lengthy combination of words with hyphens like “the worst not-technically-in-a-recession year in American history” a new fashion of writing?

27 votes
5 answers
13k views

How popular is the word “cromulent”? If I use this word in conversation with native speakers, doesn’t it look out of place?

27 votes
6 answers
5k views

Are “Referendum” and “Plebiscite” the same in the meaning, or different in the meaning and nuance?

26 votes
12 answers
21k views

What do you call the child who doesn’t resemble his / her parents in English?

26 votes
8 answers
4k views

Are there similar expressions to the Japanese saying “I want to die on a tatami mat”?

25 votes
8 answers
6k views

What does “bupkes” mean?

25 votes
4 answers
7k views

What does President Obama's “pro-knowledge” remark mean?

25 votes
8 answers
7k views

What does the phrase, a person (who) is “a pair of khaki pants inside a Manila envelope” mean?

24 votes
10 answers
8k views

What does ‘If she’s a feminist, then I’m a T. Rex’ mean? [duplicate]

24 votes
17 answers
7k views

Is there English proverb or saying equivalent to Chinese / Japanese common proverb 李下に冠を正さず- Don’t touch (redress) your coronet under the plum tree?

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