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敵に塩を送る敵に塩を贈る
てきにしおをおくる
1. [exp,v5r]
《from Uesugi Kenshin sending salt to his enemy, Takeda Shingen, when Takeda's salt supply had been cut off》
▶ to save an enemy from trouble instead of taking advantage of their weakness
▶ to show humanity even to one's enemy
▶ to help one's enemy in difficulty

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History:
2. A 2012-06-23 07:50:38  Jim Breen <...address hidden...>
  Refs:
ルミナス, 新和英中辞典, Daijr
  Diff:
@@ -18,0 +18,2 @@
+<gloss>to show humanity even to one's enemy</gloss>
+<gloss>to help one's enemy in difficulty</gloss>
1. A* 2012-06-22 22:13:22  Paul Upchurch <...address hidden...>
  Refs:
daij, Luminous
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