百日の説法屁一つ

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
ひゃく
Grade: 1
にち
Grade: 1
せつ > せっ
Grade: 4
ほう > ぽう
Grade: 4

Hyōgaiji
ひと
Grade: 1

ProverbEdit

百日説法一つ ‎(hiragana ひゃくにちのせっぽうへひとつ, romaji hyaku nichi no seppō he hitotsu)

  1. “a hundred days of sermonizing, one fart” → a metaphor for how something that one has put great effort into can come to nothing after even a slight mistake, much as a hundred days of serious spiritual study can be lost to the winds