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Proverb for November: 猫の手も借りたい
Google translation: I want to borrow a cat’s hand.
According to http://proverb-encyclopedia.com “猫の手も借りたい” is used when someone is extremely busy and needs any help they can get, including a cat that is useless except for catching rats. The phrase is said to originate from the joruri play “Kanhasshu Tsunagi-uma (1724)” by Chikamatsu Monzaemon. (Source: http://kotobank.jp)


Posted November 1, 2022