あく じ 千 り
aku ji sen ri
You'll recognize today's kanji, in the following order, as: Bad, thing, thousand, village. And from that, you might be able to surmise the...
1. Bad news travels fast...
2. ...except that it seems to have more of a connotation of something bad that you did, instead of something bad that happened (ie, you killed your grandma and not just your grandma died.Accepting suggestions on cultural translations, but the idea is, when you do something bad, you run the risk of the whole world finding out about it. Also, I have it on good authority that if you want to use it in the context of a sentence, and not in its natural form, it should be used with "を走る。”
Today's picture is completely unrelated.
My town is so small that gossip spreads like wildfire. Even if I wanted to cheat, I can't. I would definitely be found out.