Jan 23, 2005

Kotowaza of the day: On minding one's own business


Yabu wo tsutsuite hebi wo dasu

Meaning of Japanese:
By poking at a thicket (bush) you will drive out a snake

English equivalents:
Let sleeping dogs lie
Wake not a sleeping lion
Leave well enough alone

Open up a (whole) can of worms


At 1/23/2005 7:31 PM, Blogger Safety Neal said...

Another colorful English saying that's related is: "You're about to open up a whole can of worms..."

At 1/24/2005 8:40 AM, Blogger eBohn said...

How's about an optional "related" line for sayings like this?

At 1/24/2005 9:21 PM, Blogger Safety Neal said...

I am honored to be able to contribute to the joy that is kotowaza. ;-)


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