Dutch Netherlands

als Pasen en Pinksteren op één dag vallen

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Some People

(when Easter and Pentecost fall on the same day) • Used to say that something will never happen.

"Mama, wanneer krijg ik een PlayStation?" "Als Pasen en Pinksteren op één dag vallen."

"Mom, when do I get a PlayStation?" "When Easter and Pentecost fall on the same day."

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Italian Italy

tirare i piedi

Idiom USED Frequently BY Some People

(to pull one's feet) • To bring bad luck.

"Non ti preoccupare, l'esame sarà andato sicuramente bene." "Non tirarmi i piedi!"

"Dont worry, you surely did great in the exam." "Don't pull my feet!"

Italian Tuscany, especially in Florence and Livorno, Italy

il marchese

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(the marquis) • Used to indicate menstruation in some parts of Tuscany. It is actually "the red marquis", literally "the marquis dressed in red". It is used with the metaphor of a visit.

"Non mi va di andare a nuotare oggi, c'ho il marchese." "Il marchese doveva venire già da un po', mi inizio a preoccupare."

"Sorry I don't feel like swimming today, I have the marquis." "The marquis was supposed to visit but he didn't, I'm starting to worry."

Confirmed by 2 people

Slovenian Slovenia

teta s Krvavca

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(aunt from Krvavec) • It is an euphemism for period. Krvavec is a slovene mountain; krvav means bloody.

"Že dolgo me ni obiskala teta s Krvavca."

"My aunt from Krvavec hasn't visited me in a long time."

Spanish Madrid, Spain

Pues espera sentado y llévate un bocadillo

Expression USED On Rare Occasion BY Some People

(Sit waiting and pack a sandwich) • It's often used when wanting to say "don't wait around" or "you'll be waiting a while."

"Llamé al director del hotel, pero no respondió." "Pues espera sentado y llévate un bocadillo!"

"I called the hotel manager, but he didn't pick up." "Better sit down and pack a sandwich."

Swedish Sweden

att kasta in handduken

Expression USED Frequently BY Some People

(to throw in the towel) • An expression for dying or giving up.

Anna hade levt ett långt och händelserikt liv när hon till slut kastade in handduken.

Anna had lived a long and eventful life when she finally threw in the towel.

Croatian Croatia

nije mi bilo ni u peti

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(it wasn't even in my heel) • I really didn't see this coming; no one could have predicted it.

It wasn't even in my heel that the whole world would be in lockdown.

Nije mi bilo ni u peti da će cijeli svijet biti u lockdown-u.

Norwegian Norway

harrytur

Slang USED On Occasion BY Some People, adults

A word used to refer to when Norwegians travel to Sweden, mainly to buy cheaper food and alcohol.

"Skal vi dra på harrytur?" "Ja, vi kan dra til helga."

"Could we to on a harrytur?" "Yes, we can go this weekend."

English United Kingdom

they couldn't lie straight in bed

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

The person referred to is very dishonest and is unable to tell the truth in any context.

"Boris Johnson couldn't lie straight in bed."

Confirmed by 3 people

French France

schlass

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(adj.) • A word originated from German and used by some French speakers, used when someone has reached a level of great fatigue or exhaustion.

"Quelle journée !" "Ouais, je suis complètement schlass."

"What a day!" "Yeah, I'm completely schlass."

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Portuguese Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

71

Slang USED On Occasion BY Some People

An abbreviation of "171", the penal code for swindling and fraud. Used to refer to a person that often lies.

"Na minha cidade tem um político muito sete um"

"In my city there is a very seven one politician"

Italian Italy

sviolinata

Word USED Frequently BY Some People

(violin refrain) • Flattery; adulatory compliment.

"Luca sta esagerando con i complimenti. Mi sembrano solo delle sviolinate per ottenere qualcosa."

"Luca is praising me a bit too much. His compliments are mere violin refrains to get something from me."

Confirmed by 3 people

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Italian Italy

Sei scemo o mangi i sassi?

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(Are you stupid or do you eat stones?) • Rhetorical question that implies someone is really stupid. After all, eating stones is not the smartest thing to do, is it?

"Sara mi ha detto che vuoi andare in Antartide da solo. Sei scemo o mangi i sassi?"

"Sara told me you want to go to the Antarctic alone. Are you stupid or do you eat stones?"

Confirmed by 4 people

Italian Italy

avere le pezze al culo

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(to have patches on your ass) • To be so poor that you don't have any money to buy new clothes, so you wear your old and worn-out clothes; to be dirt poor.

"Andare in vacanza non è la mia priorità in questo momento. Ho perso il lavoro e quindi adesso ho le pezze al culo."

"Going on holiday is not my top priority right now. I have lost my job and so now I have patches on my ass."

Confirmed by 5 people

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English United States

comb over

Word USED On Occasion BY Some People

A bald man combing the rest of his hair over his bald spot.

"Look at that - Max has a serious comb over."

Confirmed by 5 people

Swedish Sweden

palla

Slang USED Frequently BY Some people

To have the energy to do something or to want to do something. Often used by teenagers with negation as a way to tell someone that you don't feel like doing something.

"Jag pallar inte gå till skolan."

"I dont want to go to school"/"I dont have the energy to go to school."

French France

Pétaouchnok

Word USED On Occasion BY Some People

(n.) • Used to talk about a far away and/or unknown place.

"Il est parti à Pétaouchnok."

"He went to Pétaouchnok."

Confirmed by 2 people

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Serbian Serbia

rušiti sneška

Expression USED Frequently BY Some People

(to tear down the snowman) • It means to disappoint someone by telling them the truth or the opposite of what they would like to hear.

''Nadam se da će profesor odložiti test ako ga lepo zamolimo." " Ne bih da ti rušim sneška, ali nema šanse! "

"I hope the professor will reschedule the test if we ask him nicely." "I hate to tear down your snowman, but no way that's gonna happen!"

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Dutch Netherlands

Verweggistan

Name USED On Occasion BY Some People

(n.) • (Farawayistan) • A proverbially obscure, far away country. Literally means 'farawayistan', and is used similar to Timbuktu or Outer Mongolia in English.

"Door de Coronacrisis kunnen we voorlopig verre reizen naar Verweggistan wel even vergeten."

"Because of the Corona crisis, we can forget about long journeys to Farawayistan for a while."

Confirmed by 4 people

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English Canada

fits like a gunny sack

Expression USED Frequently BY Some People

Expression used to describe how poorly a garment fits to the body of the person wearing it.

"What do you think of my dress?" "Sorry but it fits like a gunny sack."