Serbian Serbian speaking countries

u laži su kratke noge

Proverb USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(a lie has short legs) • It's used to express the fact that every lie will be revealed in the end. A person with short legs won't go far and so won't any lies.

"On neće moći ovo da krije još dugo. U laži su kratke noge."

"He won't be able to hide this for much longer. A lie has short legs."

Serbian Serbian speaking countries

pijan kao majka

Expression USED Frequently BY Older as well as young people

(drunk as a Mother) • It's often used to describe a very drunk or intoxicated person who can't even stand or walk properly. It was made a long time ago when pregnant women used to drink alcohol to ease their pain when giving birth.

"Došao je sinoć kući pijan kao majka. Nije mogao na nogama da stoji."

"He came home last night drunk as a Mother. He couldn't stand on his own feet."


Serbian Serbian speaking countries

bogu iza nogu

Expression USED Very frequently BY Everyone

(behind god's legs) • Used as a location of a faraway place. Also in the context of having to travel to the other side of the same city to do a chore if it's not easy to reach from your location.

"Poštar mi nije isporučio paket na kućnu adresu. Sad moram da idem u glavnu ispostavu, bogu iza nogu."

"Postman hasn't delivered my package at home. Now I have to go pick it up at the main logistics center, behind god's legs."