前虎後狼, ぜんここうろう

  • zenkokōrō

Definition of 前虎後狼,ぜんここうろう

Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)

  • one calamity followed close on the heels of another (lit: keeping at bay a tiger at the front gate, while a wolf appears at the back)
  • out of the frying pan into the fire

Related Kanji

in front, before
tiger, drunkard
behind, back, later
wolf

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