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The pigeon sits quietly concealed until some threat appears, then it flies out, revealing itself. The idiom applies to a person who unnecessarily exposes himself to danger, leaves the house in the rain, or takes a boat out in a storm


 Ngerraus is a small village in Ngchesar (central Palau). The idiom suggests a person who begins to feel hungry just as the food runs out. The reference is to the meager food resources of a small village. In contemporary Palau the idiom may be applied to some popular import that soon disappears from the shelves of the stores.
 Gossip or pointless chatter is likened, by the men, to the talk of women cultivators in the taro gardens. Eliuis refers mainly to the dikes and elevated places in the marshy gardens where the women gather to talk, but may also refer, like mesei or dechel, to the whole garden.
 Long ago, when a canoe would approach the dock at Ngerekemais in Koror, the villagers are said to have run to the boat, clinging to it while searching for any small gift the visitors may have brought. The idiom may be applied to anyone groping too apparently for a gift.
 You depend too much on people who are unreliable.

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