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Dutch Belgium

het hol van Pluto

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(the ass of pluto) • Literally 'In the ass of Pluto' It means in the middle of nowhere

"Hij woont echt in het hol van Pluto!"

"He really lives in the ass of Pluto!"

Confirmed by 3 people

French French speaking countries

le trou du cul du monde

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(the asshole of the world) • Used to talk about a very remote place. The middle of nowhere.

"La ville la plus proche est à 20 kilomètres, c'est le trou du cul du monde."

"The closest town is 20 kilometres from here. It's the asshole of the world."

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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."

Spanish Spain

estar hasta las narices

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(to be up the nose) • It refers to when you are fed up or sick to death of something.

“Estoy hasta las narices de este trabajo.”

“I’m up the nose with this job.”

Confirmed by 2 people

English Canada

fits like a glove

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

It is a standard and frequently used way to say that something fits extremely well.

"That's a beautiful jacket and it fits him like a glove."

Confirmed by 6 people

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Dutch Netherlands

iets door de vingers zien

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(seeing something through the fingers) • Allowing something when you shouldn't. It's about pretending not to see something, when you actually do see it: covering your eyes but actually looking through your fingers.

"Mark heeft zijn huiswerk niet gemaakt, maar ik zie het door de vingers omdat hij het al zo druk heeft."

"Mark didn't do his homework, but I'll see it through the fingers as he's already so busy."

Confirmed by 4 people

Italian Italy

fuori di melone

Expression USED Frequently BY Almost Everyone

(out of melon) • To be out of your mind; the melon here is used as a reference to a person's head.

"Lisa, perché vai in giro da sola di notte, sei fuori di melone?"

"Lisa, why are you walking alone at night, are you out of melon?"

Confirmed by 2 people

Italian Italy

fare il passo più lungo della gamba

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(to take a step longer than your leg) • Used to say that someone should take it slow instead of doing things that are out of their league.

"Ci vuole tempo per raggiungere quell'obiettivo: non fare il passo più lungo della gamba."

"It takes time to achieve that goal - don't take a step longer than your leg."

Confirmed by 2 people

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Slovak Slovakia

mám toho plné zuby

Expression USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

(my teeth are full of it) • "mám toho plné zuby" means "I'm sick of it"

"Správaš sa ku mne ako k dieťaťu" "Mám toho plné zuby!"

"You treat me like a child." "My teeth are full of it!"

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French French speaking countries

être beau comme un cœur

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everybody

(to be as beautiful as a heart) • Affectionate way to say that you find someone or something pretty, beautiful, cute as a button.

"Ce costume te va à ravir, tu es beau comme un cœur !" "Ta fille est jolie comme un cœur."

"This suit looks great on you, you are as beautiful as a heart!" "Your daughter is as pretty as a heart."

Italian Italy

rigirare la frittata

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(to flip the omelette) • Used when who is guilty of something tries to push accusations back on who is accusing them.

"Mi hai tradito!" "Solo perché tu non mi davi attenzioni!" "Non rigirare la frittata, è colpa tua!"

"You cheated on me!" "Just because you weren't giving me attention!" "Don't flip the omelette, it's your fault!"

Confirmed by 2 people

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French France

passer comme une lettre à la poste

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some

(to fit like a letter in the letterbox) • Used to describe a situation where everything goes smoothly or as planned. To go off without a hitch.

"J'ai été obligé d'expliquer pourquoi je n'étais pas en classe hier." "Et ?" "Mon histoire est passée comme une lettre à la poste"

"I had to explain why I did not attend class yesterday" "And?" "My story fit like a letter in the letterbox"

Confirmed by 2 people

Italian Italy

Ci sta come i cavoli a merenda

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(It fits like cabbages as a snack ) • Something doesn’t fit or match at all.

"Che ne pensi di questa borsa con queste scarpe?" "No amo, ci sta come i cavoli a merenda,"

"How about this bag with these shoes?" "No honey, it's like having cabbages as a snack."

Confirmed by 2 people

French France

Ça rentre comme papa dans maman.

Expression USED Frequently BY Young and middle-aged people

(It fits like daddy in mommy.) • To fit like a glove.

"- T'as pu rentrer la voiture dans le garage ? - Ouais, elle est rentrée comme papa dans maman."

"- Did the car fit in the garage? - Yeah, it fits like daddy in mommy."

Confirmed by 2 people

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German Worldwide

08/15

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(Frequently pejorative) term for something common, unsurprising, boring or dull. It is believed to come from WWI machine gun MG 08/15.

"Lass dir was besseres einfallen, der Anmachspruch ist so 08/15"

"Come up with something better, that pick-up line is so 08/15"

Polish Poland

zrobić coś na kolanie

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(to do something on a knee) • To do something the very last minute, without much care, messily.

"Jak zwykle robisz pracę domową na kolanie!"

"As always, you’re doing your homework on a knee!"

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Spanish | Cucuteño Norte de Santander, Colombia

toche

Expression USED Frequently BY People from the border between Colombia and Venezuela

It's a expression you use when someone does or says something dumb. It's also the name of a famous bird of the region.

“Ella pensó que Nueva York es la capital de Canadá, qué toche."

“She thought that New York is the capital of Canada, what a toche."

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Spanish Mexico

perro oso

Expression USED Very frequently BY Young People

(dog bear) • Expresses a huge embarrassement. "Dog" is used as quantity, and "bear" as an embarrassing situation or event. Can also be used to express second-hand embarrassment.

"Estaba criticando a mis suegros a sus espaldas y me escucharon. ¡Perro oso!"

"I was bad-mouthing my in-laws behind their backs and they heard me. What a dog bear! "

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Spanish Mexico

No pela un chango ni a mordidas

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

(He/she doesn't peel a monkey even by bites) • It refers to a person not able to perform a simple task. A person who is useless, futile, or dead loss.

"Le estoy diciendo a Joel cómo preparar un lonche y sigue sin entender." "Él nomás no pela un chango ni a mordidas."

"I am telling Joel how to make a sandwich and he still doesn't understand" "He just doesn't peel a monkey even by bites."

Italian Italy

buono come il pane

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(as good as bread) • Literally "as good as bread", translates into "as good as gold".

"Quel ragazzo è buono come il pane!"

"That guy is as good as bread!"

Confirmed by 2 people