変わり身

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Etymology[edit]

Compound of 変わり (kawari, change) +‎ (mi, body).

Noun[edit]

変わり身 (hiragana かわりみ, romaji kawarimi)

  1. (sumo, martial arts) a quick shift of position
  2. flexibility in adapting one's words and deeds to changing circumstances