一筋縄では行かない, 一筋縄ではいかない, ひとすじなわではいかない

  • hitosujinawadehaikanai

Definition of 一筋縄では行かない,一筋縄ではいかない,ひとすじなわではいかない

Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)

  • not straight forward
  • not dealt with by ordinary means

Related Kanji

one, one radical (no.1)
muscle, sinew, tendon, fiber, plot, plan, descent
straw rope, cord
going, journey

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Examples of 一筋縄では行かない,一筋縄ではいかない,ひとすじなわではいかない in a Sentence

先の時間居眠りした合わせて、今度試験はどう一筋縄ではいかない感じ漂っている
Taking into account the time I'd just spent napping, I'm really picking up the sense that this time's exam really won't be straight forward.

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