Tsuke ga Mawaru (付けが回る – Deserving Thoughtless Behavior)

  • Tsuke ga Mawaru


    I have enjoyed Bon holidays and hardly worked for the last few days.

    As a result, the work that I had to do was piled up, and now I am forced to do a lot of work simultaneously.

    Such situations where you are forced to do something difficult as a result of your thoughtless action can be described as tsuke ga mawaru (付けが回る) in Japanese.

    Tsuke means “bill” and mawaru (回る) means “to come around,” so the literal meaning of tsuke ga mawaru is “bills come around.”

    Needless to say, a situation where a lot of bills come to you is horrible.

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