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飯を食う, 飯を喰う, めしをくう
Expression, Godan verb
1. to have a meal, to eat
Idiomatic expression
2. to make a living, to earn one's bread
飯を盛る, めしをもる
Expression, Godan verb
to serve rice in a bowl
飯を蒸らす, めしをむらす
Expression, Godan verb
to let cooked rice steam after turning off the heat
冷や飯を食う, ひやめしをくう
Expression, Godan verb, Idiomatic expression
1. to depend on somebody for food and lodging
2. to be treated coldly, to be kept in a low position
臭い飯を食う, 臭いメシを食う, くさいめしをくう, くさいメシをくう
Expression, Godan verb, Idiomatic expression
to go to prison, to serve a prison term, to eat foul-smelling food
同じ釜の飯を食う, おなじかまのめしをくう
Expression, Godan verb, Idiomatic expression
to live together, to be close friends, to eat out of the same pot
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