a-i pica fața*

* to drop his face

Romanian Romania

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

It means that someone is surprised.

"Minciună! Ți-a picat fața când am întrebat."

"Lie! You dropped your face when I asked."





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hazte fama y échate a dormir*

* make a name for yourself and go to sleep

Spanish Spanish speaking countries

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everyone

It's usually said after a person gets offended when someone else says something bad about them, expressing the idea that, after doing the same bad thing repeatedly, people will only expect that from you.

"¿Querés galletitas caseras?" "No, no me gustan las galletitas quemadas." "¡No se me quemaron!" "Se te quemaron las últimas diez veces... ¡Hazte fama y échate a dormir!"

"Would you like some home-made cookies?" "No, I don't like burnt cookies." "I didn't burn them!" "You burned them the last ten times... Make a name for yourself and go to sleep!"


Confirmed by 4 people




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hodiť šabľu*

* to throw a sabre

Slovak Slovakia

Idiom USED Frequently BY Young People

(v.) To vomit.

"Prišiel som z párty až nad ránom a bolo mi tak zle, že som okamžite musel hodiť šabľu."

"I came back from party early in the morning and I felt so bad so I had to throw a sabre immediately."





nudny jak flaki z olejem*

* as boring as a tripe soup with oil

Polish Poland

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

Very boring

"Ten film jest nudny jak flaki z olejem. Nie mogę go już dłużej oglądać."

"This film is as boring as a tripe soup with oil. I can't watch it any longer."


Confirmed by 2 people




parler français comme une vache espagnole*

* to speak French like a Spanish cow

French France

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

To speak French terribly.

"Il parle le français comme une vache espagnole, donc je ne l'ai pas compris."

"He speaks French like a Spanish cow, so I didn't understand him."


Confirmed by 9 people




łysy jak kolano*

* as bald as a knee

Polish Poland

Idiom USED Frequently BY Everyone

Completely bald.

"Ten aktor podoba się kobietom, choć jest łysy jak kolano."

"Women find this actor attractive, even though he is as bald as a knee."


Confirmed by 2 people




sam jak palec*

* as alone as a finger

Polish Poland

Idiom USED Very frequently BY Everyone

Very alone

"Całe życie był sam jak palec, ale dziś ma już dziewczynę."

"He has been as alone as a finger his whole life, but now he has a girlfriend."


Confirmed by 2 people




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doof wie Stroh*

* stupid as straw

German Germany

Idiom USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

Used to say that someone is not very intelligent.

"Er hat schon wieder seine Tasche vergessen." "Er ist echt doof wie Stroh."

"He forgot his bag again." "He really is as stupid as straw."


Confirmed by 2 people




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猫を被る*

* to put a cat on

Japanese Japan

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everyone

To pretend to be quiet and nice, often in front of someone you don't know well.

「妹は母の友達の前で猫を被っている。」

"My little sister is putting a cat on in front of my mother's friend."





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tricoter*

* knitting

French France

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everybody

The action a cat does when it pulls its paws one after the other when it's happy and calm. Known in English as making biscuits

"Regarde le chat, il est trop mignon il tricote."

"Look at the cat, it's so cute it's making biscuits."





written in the stars

English Various countries

Idiom USED On Rare Occasion BY Some People

Destined to happen, as if there were no personal control and the future were predetermined by an external force.

“Their blossoming love was written in the stars.“


Confirmed by 5 people




down the drain

English Various countries

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Everyone

Being wasted or lost, likely to the end of being ruined.

"It was a bad investment, our money went down the drain."


Confirmed by 3 people




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加油*

* add oil

Chinese Various countries

Idiom USED Very frequently BY Everyone

Can be used by supporters to motivate a team, can be used by family and friends to encourage an individual, and can be used by those who stand in solidarity with a group.

Note: Used most frequently to wish someone "good luck" or "all the best"

"加油! 你能行的!"

"Add oil! You can do it!"





ikke mitt bord*

* not my table (to clean)

Norwegian Norway

Idiom USED On Occasion BY People Over 40

Either to explain that 1) you're not interested in something or 2) to forego a responsibility, usually the latter.

Note: Comes from the restaurant business.

1) ''Noen liker fotball men det er ikke mitt bord.'' 2) ''Andrea fikk ikke saus til middagen men det er ikke mitt bord.''

1) ''Some people like soccer but that's not my table.'' 2) ''Andrea didn't get sauce for her dinner but that's not my table.''





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llover a cántaros*

* it's raining pitchers

Spanish Spain

Idiom USED Frequently BY Adults

This idiom is used when it is raining a lot.

"¡Llueve a cántaros!"

"It's raining pitchers!"


Confirmed by 5 people