Jul 10, 2006

Kotowaza of the day: Vengeance at a distance

Japanese:
江戸の敵を長崎で討つ

Romanized:
Edo no kataki wo nagasaki de utsu

Meaning of Japanese:
To get revenge in Nagasaki for a wrong received in edo

English equivalent:
To take revenge in a roundabout fashion (or in an unlikely place)
To have the wrong sow by the ear

1 Comments:

At 11/09/2008 6:55 PM, Blogger Sean M said...

Another possible English equivalent:

"Revenge is a dish best served cold."

 

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