> A man whose breechcloth is closed
A well-organized man, particularly one who uses his money carefully; hence, sometimes, a stingy person.
> Like a man circumcised, insufficient skin.
Circumcision seems to have been known in Palau prior to contact, perhaps through contact with the Philippines, but was not widely practiced. As in this context, it usually draws attention in the form of ridicule. The idiom applies to any circumstance in which there has been insufficient preparation or planning; a premature decision.
> Like the people of Ngerechelong, standing together on the base of the coconut tree.
The mound or hump that forms at the base of the coconut tree is said to represent the highest ranking village clan. The leader of that clan is spoken of as "standing on the mound." In the idiom, it is suggested that the people of Ngerechelong (northern Palau) would all like to be leaders-all standing on the mound at the same time. The idiom may be applied where too many people try to direct an operation; too many leaders.
> It's like taking a shower at Tellei's bath, when somebody takes a shower, you shiver from the cold.
Someone's actions makes you embarrassed.
> Like a person somewhere taking a bath, but I'm cold.
Applies to any embarrassing act, such as boasting or gossiping, on the part of a friend.