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 2 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 2 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 4 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 3 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."

Slovak Slovakia

vylez mi na hrb

Idiom USED Frequently BY Some People

(climb on my humpback) • "vylez mi na hrb" means "f*** you/piss off/i don't care..."

"Nevyniesol si smeti...Zase!" "Vylez mi na hrb!"

"You did not take out the trash...Again!" "Climb on my humpback!"

Portuguese Brazil

enfiar o pé na jaca

Idiom USED On Rare Occasion BY Some People

(to stick your foot in the jackfruit) • It's used in moments when someone drinks too much alcohol or eats too much junk food. Generally used when someone goes beyond their limits.

"Depois de uma semana de dieta, ele acabou enfiando o pé na jaca no sábado"

"After a week on a diet, he ended up sticking his foot in the jackfruit on Saturday"

Confirmed by 2 people

Romanian Romania

A se potrivi ca nuca în perete

Expression USED Frequently BY Some People

(To fit like a nut in the wall) • This expression is used to refer to something that does not fit at all.

"Do you like my new outfit?" "It fits like a nut in the wall."

"Îți place ținuta mea?" "Se potrivește ca nuca în perete."

Portuguese Minas Gerais, Brazil

trem

Slang USED Frequently BY Some People

(train) • Literally means "train", but is used as "thing", "stuff"

"Ê trem bom!"

"What a nice train!"

Confirmed by 2 people

Swedish Sweden

Hjulet snurrar men hamstern är död

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(The wheel is spinning but the hamster is dead) • An expression used to describe someone who isn’t very clever

"Hörde du att han fick underkänt?" "Ja, hjulet snurrar men hamstern är död där."

"Did you hear that he failed (the test)?" "Yes, the wheel is spinning, but the hamster is dead on that one. "