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焼け石に水

Meaning

焼け石に水 やけいしにみず
Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
  • something bound to fail due to inadequate effort, assistance, etc. (lit: like trying to cool a hot stone with a couple of drops of water)

Kanji

Sentences

  • Japanese ローン地獄で、ボーナスもらっても焼け石に水だよ。
    English My bonus doesn't come close to covering all the loan payments I have to make.
  • Japanese いまさら焦っても焼け石に水じゃないの。
    English No matter how much you hurry your effort is just a drop in the bucket.

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