The Japanese language is filled with idioms of all sorts, from classical references from ancient Chinese to modern colloquialisms used by college students and young salaryman. Whether you are traveling to Japan for fun or on business, or are living there, you'll find idioms indispensible to understanding and using the daily language. Browse below to find the ones you want or simply explore the many possible ways to express yourself in Japanese.
[もうれつしゃいん, mouretsu shain] salaryman who puts all his energy into his company to the exclusion of everything else in his life
[ものをいう, mono o iu] be everything; mean everything
[もんぜんばらいをする, monzenbarai o suru] close someone out