TAKOBOTO

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矯角殺牛
Readings
きょうかくさつぎゅう
kyoukakusatsugyuu
Meanings
Expression
trying to straighten the horns of a bull, and killing it in the process, trying to correct a small defect and ruining the whole thing, The cure is worse than the disease

Kanji
ON: キョウKUN: た.める
rectify, straighten, correct, reform, cure, control, pretend, falsify

ON: カクKUN: かど, つの
angle, corner, square, horn, antlers

ON: サツ, サイ, セツKUN: ころ.す, -ごろ.し, そ.ぐ
kill, murder, butcher, slice off, split, diminish, reduce, spoil

ON: ギュウKUN: うし
cow

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