[Vocabulary] 직성이 풀리다

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직성이 풀리다 (jik-seong-i pool-li-da) – to be satisfied

While this phrase has the meaning “to be satisfied” or “to be gratified”, this phrase is usually used in negative situations.

Examples:

우리 아빠는 뭐든지 자신이 직접 해야만 직성이 풀려.
Only if my Dad does everything himself will he be satisfied.

그 학생은 무든 시험이 잘 봐도 직성이 풀리지 않을 것 같아.
It seems like that no matter how well she does for her tests, she won’t be satisfied.

In a way, you can see that this phrase is used to describe how stubborn or inflexible a person is.