List of Japanese Idioms

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Mujun - Contradiction
矛盾
Literally "spear shield". From the story of the "unbreakable shield" and the "spear which can pierce anything" and saying how both of these can't really exist simultaneously.
Yubi wo kuwaeru - to look on enviously while doing nothing
指をくわえる
Literally "to count one's fingers"

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