- becoming increasingly more; more and more
Tua-tua sampat; nyangsan tutud, nyangsan kekeh.[example 1]
Like an old broom; the more it is worn out, the stronger it gets. A ‘sampat lidi’, a broom made out of coconut leaf central spines is rather weak and flexible because it is long. As it is used it gets shorter, but is also gets stiffer – i.e. stronger. This is said of an older person who has more strength with women or men. That is, it is used for older men who have several wives, of occasionally, for older women who have more than one husband. It usually is used with respect to men.
- F. Eiseman - PROVERBS, 1987