喉元過ぎれば熱さを忘れる

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology[edit]

Literally, "you forget the heat once it passes your throat," meaning that once you swallow something that's too hot, you feel relieved and are apt to eat something just as hot again.

Idiom[edit]

喉元過ぎれば熱さを忘れる (hiragana のどもとすぎればあつさをわすれる, romaji nodomoto sugireba atsusa o wasureru)

  1. once on shore, we pray no more, danger past and God forgotten