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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


Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)

  • not straight forward
  • not dealt with by ordinary means

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

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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