acorns comparing their heights

"Acorns comparing their heights" (Japanese idiom used to describe pointless comparison, eg when people are bad as each other).

cowness hasn't gone, buffaloness intervened

"Cowness hasn't gone, buffaloness intervened" (Thai idiom, meaning new issues arising when the existing problem hasn't resolved.)

I illustrated idioms from around the world for TED. You can read more about it on and . You can view the whole set of idiom here.

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