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どんぐりの背比べ, 団栗の背比べ

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    Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)
    having no outstanding characteristics (lit: height comparison among acorns); to all seem about the same; bragging competition ("pissing contest") concerning matters of little importance
    Example sentence
    こういう流れになる結局どんぐりの背比べになる Once things start going this way, in the end they'll all be much of a muchness.

Examples of どんぐりの背比べ, 団栗の背比べ, どんぐりのせいくらべ in a sentence

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