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隔靴掻痒
Readings
かっかそうよう
kakkasouyou
Meanings
Noun (futsuumeishi)
being frustrated because something is not quite as hoped (just as one cannot scratch an itch from outside a shoe), having an itch that one cannot scratchUngeduld, Gereiztheit (wörtl. sich an einer Stelle, die im Schuh steckt, kratzen wollen“)

Kanji
ON: カクKUN: へだ.てる, へだ.たる
isolate, alternate, distance, separate, gulf

ON: KUN: くつ
shoes

ON: ソウKUN: か.く
scratch, rake, comb, paddle, behead

ON: ヨウKUN: かゆ.がる, かさ, かゆ.い
itchy

Example sentences
もっと単刀直入に言ってくれないかな。隔靴掻痒の感なきにしもあらずだよ。Parts: もっと, 単刀直入 (たんとうちょくにゅう), 言う (いう), 呉れる (くれる), かな, 隔靴掻痒 (かっかそうよう), (かん), 無きにしも非ず (なきにしもあらず)You don't have to leave me hanging like this. Why don't you just come out and tell it to me straight?

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