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Italian Italy

C’è il diluvio universale

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(There’s the Great Flood) • A biblical reference to say it’s pouring with rain.

"C’è il diluvio universale oggi, meglio non uscire."

"There’s the Great Flood today, we'd better not go out."

Confirmed by 10 people

German German speaking countries

das Fass zum Überlaufen bringen

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(to make the barrel overflow) • To cross the line of what is allowed or tolerable or: to cause the escalation of a situation.

"Jetzt reicht's! Mit deinen rücksichtslosen Aktionen bringst du das Fass echt zum Überlaufen!"

"That's enough! You really make the barrel overflow with your reckless actions!"

Confirmed by 2 people

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German German speaking countries

Es schüttet wie aus Eimern

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(It is pouring out of buckets) • This phrase can be used to describe heavy rainfall.

"Wir mussten unser Familientreffen absagen, es schüttete wie aus Eimern."

"We had to cancel our family gathering, it was pouring out of buckets."

Confirmed by 8 people

Italian Italy

avere grilli per la testa

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(to have crickets in your head) • When you have a lot of thoughts on your mind, or when your it's filled with ideas, desires, dreams.

"Non riesco a concentrarmi, ho troppi grilli per la testa!"

"I can't focus, I have too many crickets in my head!"

Confirmed by 7 people

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Italian Italy

Piove a catinelle

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(It's raining basins) • Used when it's raining heavily.

"Ha iniziato a piovere a catinelle appena sono uscito, sono bagnato fradicio!"

"It started raining basins as soon as I got out, I'm soaking wet!"

Confirmed by 9 people

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Spanish Spain

está lloviendo a mares

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(it is raining seas) • It is raining heavily.

"Voy a la tienda." "Asegúrate de llevar un paraguas, está lloviendo a mares."

"I'm going to the corner shop." "Make sure you take an umbrella, it is raining seas."

Confirmed by 4 people

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Italian | Venetian Veneto, Italy

man de puina

Expression USED On Occasion BY Older Generations

(cottage-cheese hand) • Exclamation used to slightly insult someone who has dropped something or usually drops things.

"Ti è caduto di nuovo il cellulare? Hai proprio le man de puina!"

"You dropped your phone again? Your hand are like cottage cheese!"

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Spanish Argentina

mucha mierda

Expression USED On Occasion BY Actors or musicians

(a lot of shit) • Wishing someone good luck. It's typically used by actors or musicians before a performance. Saying "good luck" before a show is considered bad luck.

"La función empieza en cinco minutos." "¡Mucha mierda!"

“The show starts in five minutes.” “A lot of shit!”

Confirmed by 10 people

Spanish Colombia

dar papaya

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(to give papaya) • Used to suggest someone’s misfortune is their own fault. That they've asked for it.

"Lo robaron por dar papaya."

"He was robbed because he gave papaya."

Confirmed by 6 people

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Portuguese Brazil

a vida não é um mar de rosas

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(life isn't a sea of roses) • A colloquial way of saying that life is not easy.

"Você achou que seria fácil? A vida não é um mar de rosas!"

"Did you think it would be easy? Life isn't a sea of roses!"

Confirmed by 6 people

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Polish Poland

życie to nie bajka

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(life's no fairytale) • It means life it's not easy and doesn't always go as planned.

"Mówię ci, życie to nie bajka."

"I'm telling you, life's no fairytale."

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Spanish Argentina

no es soplar y hacer botellas

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(it isn't blowing and making bottles) • It means that something isn't easy.

"Acabamos de poner un local pero no nos está yendo tan bien." "Bueno, no es soplar y hacer botellas. ¿Qué pretendías?"

"We just opened a store but we're not doing so well." "Well, it isn't blowing and making bottles, what did you expect?"

Confirmed by 9 people

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Greek Greece

κλάνω μέντες

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Most People

(to fart mints) • It's used to describe a feeling of extreme fear. To be frightened. Only used among friends, in an informal context.

"Πώς σας φάνηκε η ταινία IT;" "Στον Γιάννη άρεσε, αλλά εγώ έκλασα μέντες."

"How'd you like the movie IT?" "John liked it, but I farted mints."

Spanish Spain

en pelotas

Expression USED On Occasion BY Adults

(in balls) • With one's testicles out, i.e. naked.

"Abrígate, que viene la vecina. Que no te pille en pelotas."

"Cover up, the neighbor is coming. She better not see you in balls."

Confirmed by 6 people

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Greek Greece

Kάνε έναν κώλο πιο πέρα

Expression USED On Occasion BY Young People

(Do an ass farther) • This expression is said from a person who is standing to a person who is sitting, asking for some space to sit.

" Έχεις απλωθεί στον καναπέ, κάνε έναν κώλο πιο πέρα να κάτσω."

"You're spread all over the couch, do an ass farther for me to sit."

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Greek Greece

βρέχει καρεκλοπόδαρα

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(It rains chair legs) • This expression is used when it rains heavily.

"Δεν μπορούμε να βγούμε έξω σήμερα. Βρέχει καρεκλοπόδαρα."

"We can't go out today. It's raining chair legs."

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Spanish Honduras

alero

Expression USED On Occasion BY Gen Y'ers

(n.) • Used mostly by Gen X and Gen Y to refer to a friend.

"Vamos a tener una reunión, hace tiempo no veo a mis aleros"

"We're having a reunion, haven't seen my aleros in a while"

Confirmed by 2 people