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岡目八目, 傍目八目, おかめはちもく

  • okamehachimoku


noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • bystander's vantage point
  • outsider's better grasp of the situation


Expressions (phrases, clauses, etc.)

  • onlookers see more of the game than the players do
  • lit: people watching a game of Go see 8 moves further ahead

Examples of 岡目八目,傍目八目,おかめはちもく in a Sentence

Like the saying that things are seen clearest from outside I wish he'd leave the association for a time and take a look at Japanese soccer.
As a disinterested third-party I can declare that she secretly loves him.
You speak pretty highly of him but you're directly involved. I think my less charitable view might be more accurate since I can look at things objectively.

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