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無い袖は振れぬ
Readings
ないそではふれぬ
naisodehafurenu
Meanings
Expression
you can't give (use) what you don't have, nothing comes from nothing, you can't shake sleeves you don't have

Kanji
ON: ム, ブKUN: な.い
nothingness, none, ain't, nothing, nil, not

ON: シュウKUN: そで
sleeve, wing (building), extension, give cold shoulder

ON: シンKUN: ふ.る, ぶ.る, ふ.り, -ぶ.り, ふ.るう
shake, wave, wag, swing

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