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Postby mella » Sat 04.28.2012 3:35 am

I think it is a sort of idiomatic expression. I cannot understand the meaning.
"I aked myself if I would have heard the water while sleeping without hearing while sleeping"?
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Re: 寝耳

Postby NileCat » Sat 04.28.2012 1:07 pm

It’s just a pun. Mizu(water) and Mimizu(earthworm).
And the idiom means “a bolt from the blue”.

 That’s a bolt from the ___”, I mean, a bolt from the blue.

I couldn’t come up with a good pun.
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