骨折り損の草臥れ儲け

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ほね
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そん > ぞん
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Jinmeiyō

Etymology[edit]

骨折 (ほねお) (ぞん) (honeorizon, efforts in vain) + (no, possessive particle) + 草臥 (くたび)れる (kutabireru, be exhausted) +  ()ける (mokeru, to profit)

Idiom[edit]

骨折り損の草臥れ儲け (hiragana ほねおりぞんのくたびれもうけ, rōmaji honeorizon no kutabire mōke)

  1. great trouble and pains but in vain