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立っているものは親でも使え立っている者は親でも使え
たっているものはおやでもつかえ
1. [exp] [proverb]
▶ when dealing with urgent business, make use of whoever is handy



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3. A 2017-12-05 12:19:01  Marcus Richert <...address hidden...>
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+<misc>&proverb;</misc>
2. A 2012-12-03 03:22:43  Marcus Richert <...address hidden...>
  Refs:
側に立っている者は親でも使え
Order about any one who comes handy. - 斎藤和英大辞典
そばに立っている者は親でも使え
Whoever comes handy will be ordered about. - 斎藤和英大辞典
1. A* 2012-12-03 01:38:17  Paul Upchurch <...address hidden...>
  Refs:
daij, nikk
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