油断大敵

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term

Grade: 3
だん
Grade: 5
たい
Grade: 1
てき
Grade: 5
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

Literally "the great enemy, unpreparedness".

Idiom[edit]

油断大敵 (hiragana ゆだんたいてき, rōmaji yudantaiteki)

  1. there's many a slip twixt cup and lip, carelessness is what will get you into trouble; security is the greatest enemy; Idleness is the devil's workshop