Meaning of 窮鳥懐に入れば猟師も殺さず in Japanese

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Definition of 窮鳥懐に入れば猟師も殺さず

  1. (exp) Even the hunter will refrain from killing the bird that has flown to him for shelter

    いけすかないボスだけど、仕事の悩みを相談したら案外、窮鳥懐に入れば猟師も殺さず、てなことになるかもね。
    The boss is hard to get along with. But if I try to talk to him about problems I have at work he might have a little heart. Even a hunter can't kill a bird who flies to him for protection.

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