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Just discovered that in Japanese “arrowhead” is 矢尻・矢じり・鏃（やじり）, or “arrow tail” (lit. arrow rump/buttocks/arse). Although “arrowhead” can also be referred to as 矢先・矢前・鏃（やさき）.
In English, to “kick away the ladder” is usually used when one party has achieved something, then removes the means/opportunities, or changes the rules, to prevent other parties from following suit. The image conjured up is of someone using a ladder to scale … Continue reading