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薪を抱いて火を救う
Readings
たきぎをいだいてひをすくう
takigiwoidaitehiwosukuu
English
Expression
Idiomatic expression
having one's good intentions backfire dangerously, causing harm when trying to prevent it, trying to put out a fire while carrying kindling

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Kanjis
ON: シン KUN: たきぎ, まき
fuel, firewood, kindling

Stroke: 16 JLPT: N1 SKIP: 2-3-13 FC: 4492.2


ON: ホウ KUN: だ.く, いだ.く, かか.える
embrace, hug, hold in arms

Stroke: 8 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 1-3-5 FC: 5701.1


ON: KUN: ひ, -び, ほ-
fire

Stroke: 4 Grade: 1 JLPT: N4 SKIP: 4-4-4 FC: 9080.0


ON: キュウ KUN: すく.う
salvation, save, help, rescue, reclaim

Stroke: 11 Grade: 4 JLPT: N2 SKIP: 1-7-4 FC: 4814.4