træde i spinaten*
* stepping into the spinach
When someone does something especially stupid which has a bad consequence. Like consistently getting to work late and then getting fired or forgetting to report your taxes on time and then getting a fine.
"Jeg har ikke fået klaret min skatterapport i tide, så jeg har fået en bøde"
"Der trådte du virkelig i spinaten"
"I haven't gotten my tax report done in time, so I have gotten a fine"
"You really stepped in the spinach there"
Submitted August 2020