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角を矯めて牛を殺す
Readings
つのをためてうしをころす
tsunowotameteushiwokorosu
Meanings
Expression
Godan verb with 'su' ending
to throw the baby out with the bath water, to strain at a camel and swallow a gnat, to obsess over insignificant details and miss the larger pointdas Kind mit dem Bade ausschütten (eigentl.: die Hörner gerade biegen und das Rind dabei umbringen“)

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

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

ON: ギュウKUN: うし
cow

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

Conjugated forms
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