rise up upon hearing the crow of a rooster and practise with the sword
to start practicing at the first crow of the cock
to be diligent in one's studies
The frog in the well is not aware that there is a world outside the well.
The frog in the well knows nothing of the great ocean.
a person with restricted outlook (on life and the world )
put oneself in another's place ...
-- quench one's thirst by thinking of plums
-- console oneself with false hopes; feed on fancies; look at plums to quench thirst
-- imagined satisfaction; quench thirst by watching plums
-- impossible; slake thirst by thinking of plums -- vain hopes
Superfluous or paint a snake with feet
(1) hold a candle to the sun,
(2) teach the dog to bark
(3) send coals to NEWCASTLE,
(4) bring owls to Athens,