May
15
2010

腐れ縁

くされえん [kusare en] – 縁 here is a kind of “destined to be” relationship to someone. And if it’s rotten  (腐れ) , then we’re talking about those people whom we just can’t seem to get away from, even if we know we should.

昔からの腐れ縁
someone you’ve had to put up with since way back when.

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