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物を言う, ものを言う, ものをいう
Expression, Godan verb
1. to speak (of something)
2. to be effective, to be powerful, to mean everything
物を詰める, にもつをつめる
Expression, Ichidan verb
to pack one's things
金が物を言う, 金がものを言う, かねがものをいう
Expression, Proverb
money talks
目で物を言う, めでものをいう
Expression, Godan verb
to communicate with a look, to talk with one's eyes
数に物を言わせて, かずにものをいわせて
on the strength of numbers
天は二物を与えず, てんはにぶつをあたえず
Expression, Proverb
God doesn't give with both hands, God does not give two gifts, heaven does not grant people more than one talent
縦の物を横にもしない, たてのものをよこにもしない
Expression, See 横の物を縦にもしない
too lazy to do anything
横の物を縦にもしない, よこのものをたてにもしない
Expression, See 縦の物を横にもしない
too lazy to do anything
目は口ほどに物を言う, 目は口程に物を言う, めはくちほどにものをいう
Expression, See 物を言う・1, Proverb
one can say more with a look than with ten thousand words, the eyes cannot belie one's true thoughts, the eyes are the windows to the soul, eyes are as eloquent as the tongue
天に二物を与えられた, てんににぶつをあたえられた
Expression, See 才色兼備
gifted with two things (usu. beauty and intelligence)
ものを言わせる, 物を言わせる, ものをいわせる
Expression, Ichidan verb, See 物を言う・ものをいう・2
to make full use of (skill, experience, authority, etc.), to take full advantage of (something), to rely on
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