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JLPT N2 Author: dc
on the contrary
on the contrary, the drink was bitter
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This means that if you try to protect yourself too much, you will only make bigger mistakes.
#4608 Author: Miki

When someone speaks with such rhetorical flourish it starts to sound like they're lying.
#4609 Author: Miki

The best is often the enemy of the good.
#4610 Author: Miki

Instead of taking a rest, he worked much harder than usual.
#4611 Author: Miki

Instead of fewer accidents there are more.
#4612 Author: Miki

I thought I was getting a bargain because it was so cheap. But in fact I was surprised it was no good anyway.
#1349 Author: dc

Holding an eel too fast is the way to let her escape.
#4606 Author: Miki

I'm not afraid of anything after having (verbal) abuse heaped on me like that. In fact I feel braced by it.
#4607 Author: Miki

I didn't understand this question, so I asked the teacher, but after being given the explanation I just got more confused.
#7018 Author: agnestan

I like her all the better for her faults.
#8192 Author: karekano

It will only make family matters worse.
#8193 Author: karekano

He is killing his dog with kindness by feeding it too much.
#8194 Author: karekano

I intended to improve the shipment so as not to be late, but the delivery date will be extended instead.
#8722 Author: baenur

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