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後ろ髪を引かれる
Readings
うしろがみをひかれる
ushirogamiwohikareru
Meanings
Expression
Ichidan verb
Idiomatic expression
to do something with painful reluctance, to have one's hair pulled from behind

Kanji
ON: ゴ, コウKUN: のち, うし.ろ, うしろ, あと, おく.れる
behind, back, later

ON: ハツKUN: かみ
hair of the head

ON: インKUN: ひ.く, ひ.き, ひ.き-, -び.き, ひ.ける
pull, tug, jerk, admit, install, quote, refer to

Conjugated forms
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