骨に刻み、肝に銘ずる

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 刻骨銘心. Literally "carved on one's bones and set in one's liver."

Idiom[edit]

骨に刻み、肝に銘ずる (hiragana ほねにきざみ、きもにめいずる, rōmaji hone ni kizami, kimo ni meizuru)

  1. To have one's resolve carved on the forehead.

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