爪の垢を煎じて飲む

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
つめ
Grade: S
あか
Hyōgaiji
せん
Grade: S

Grade: 3

Verb[edit]

爪の垢を煎じて飲む (godan conjugation, hiragana つめのあかをせんじてのむ, romaji tsume no aka o senjite nomu)

  1. learn something (from someone serving as an example), follow in someone's footsteps