Weird or funny proverbs

Share proverbs that evoke weird or funny images here.

二階にかいから目薬めぐすり - something that cannot be done no matter how hard one tries (and is slightly frustrating because of this); eye drops from the second floor​

うまみみ念仏ねんぶつ - preaching to the deaf; reading the nenbutsu into a horse’s ear​

あき茄子なすよめわすな - don’t feed autumn eggplant to your wife (because they’re too delicious, because they’ll give her the chills, or because their lack of seeds will reduce her fertility)​


トカゲの尻尾きり - ‘a lizard breaks off it’s tail’ - having a subordinate take the blame - “throwing someone under the bus”


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