杓子定規, しゃくしじょうぎ

  • shakushijōgi

Definition of 杓子定規,しゃくしじょうぎ

adjectival nouns or quasi-adjectives (keiyodoshi), noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • a hard-and-fast rule
  • stick fast to rules
  • a stickler (for rules)
  • hidebound system
  • inflexible

Related Kanji

ladle, scoop
child, sign of the rat, 11PM-1AM, first sign of Chinese zodiac
determine, fix, establish, decide
standard, measure

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