a little birdie told me

English English speaking countries

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Some people

This idiom is used playfully not to reveal the source of information about something. Usually, however, the source of the information is obvious. Sometimes rendered as 'A little bird told me'

"How did you know it was my birthday?" "Let's just say a little birdie told me!"

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media naranja*

* half orange

Spanish Spanish speaking countries

Expression USED On Occasion BY everyone

(n.) Translates to 'other half' or 'better half'. Used to describe one's soulmate.

"Ella es mi media naranja."

"She's my half orange”

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dinnae teach yer granny tae suck eggs*

* don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs

Scots Scotland

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Most People

Don't try to teach someone something that they already know; mansplaining. Your granny already knows how to suck eggs, there's no point in trying to teach her.

"You make tattie scones by..." "pal, dinnae teach yer granny tae suck eggs! Av been makin em fair yonks?"

"You make potato scones by.." "mate, don't teach your granny to suck eggs? I've been making them for years!"


yer bum's oot the windae*

* Your bottom is out the window

Scots Scotland

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

An expression used to call someone out when they are talking rubbish/ not telling the truth.

"not another wan pal, yer oot yer face!" "nah yer bum's oot the windae, I'm braw!"

"not another drink mate, you're really drunk!" "No, you're talking rubbish, I'm fine!"




tae greet*

* to cry

Scots Scotland

Word USED On Occasion BY Most People

(v.) Meaning 'to cry'

"Shut yer weesht an stop yer greetin ye eejit!"

"Shut up and stop crying, you idiot"



* prefeeling

Dutch Netherlands

Word USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(n.) A feeling something is about to happen. Can be used in both a positive and a negative sense.

“Ik heb hier geen goed voorgevoel over.”

“I don’t have a good prefeeling about this.”


zo gepiept*

* squeaked like that

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

Used for something that can be done very quickly, as in, it can be done in a squeak or peep.

“Gaat het lang duren?” “Nee joh, zo gepiept”

“Will it take long?” “No, squeaked like that”


de les lezen*

* to read the lesson

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED On Occasion BY Most People

To lecture someone.

“Ga je mij nou echt de les lezen over goed gedrag?”

“Are you really going to read me the lesson on good behavior?”

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verdiende loon*

* deserved paycheck

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

Used when someone gets what they deserve. To suffer from the negative consequences of your own bad behavior.

“Ik hoop dat hij z’n verdiende loon krijgt na alles wat hij gedaan heeft”

“I hope he gets his deserved paycheck after everything he did”



áfram með smjörið*

* onwards with the butter

Icelandic Iceland

Expression USED On Occasion BY Most People

Used to incite action, usually for encouragement; 'Let's go!', 'come on!', 'Let's dive in!'

"Ertu ekki hress? Fínt! Áfram með smjörið!"

"Are you down for it? Great! Onwards with the butter!"



* Take care of yourself

Turkish Turkey

Abbreviation USED On Occasion BY Teens

An abbreviation of 'kendine iyi bakIt', it is mostly used before saying goodbye and telling your friend to take care of themselves well. This shows that you care about them.

"Görüşürüz kardeşim, kib" "Sende kib"

"See you later brother/sister, take care of yourself" "You take care of yourself too"


falan filan*

* such and such

Turkish Turkey

Standard Phrase USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

It is used for things you don't really care about, so you just slide over.

"Ben böyle güzelim, falan filan"

"I'm beautiful like this, such and such"


* #HagiaSophiaIsAMuseum

Turkish Turkey

Hashtag USED On Occasion BY Some People

A hashtag created to show disapproval of the Turkish government's decision to turn the Hagia Sophia into a mosque.

Ayasofya milletlerin ve dinlerin ortak buluşma noktasıdır. #AyasofyaMüzedir , mirastır ve korunmalıdır.

Hagia Sophia is a meeting point of nations and religions. #HagiaSophiaIsAMuseum , a legacy and should be protected.

aralarından su sızmamak*

* not to leak water between them

Turkish Turkey

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

It means that you are a very close friend to another person. You talk a lot with them and get along.

"2 kardeşin arasından su sızmaz, çok iyi anlaşırlar."

"Between the 2 siblings they dont leak water between them, they get along well."

the Mrs

English United Kingdom

Slang USED On Occasion BY Some People

(n.) Used by men to refer to their partner. Does not necessarily mean they are married.

"Want to go for a beer tonight?" "I can't, I'm staying in with the Mrs."