Lithuanian Lithuania

dirbk, pirk, mirk

Expression USED On Occasion BY Young People, politically-minded people

(work, buy, die) • A sarcastic rhyming phrase used to describe the consumerist life cycle. Sometimes appears as graffiti.

"Kai buvau jaunas, rašinėjau ant sienų "dirbk, pirk, mirk".

"When I was young, I used to write "work, buy, die" on walls."


Lithuanian Lithuania

Pila kaip iš kibiro

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everyone

(It is pouring like from a bucket) • Used to comment on heavy rain, similar to "it's raining cats and dogs".

"Vilniuje dangų skrodžia žaibai - pila, kaip iš kibiro."

"Lightning strikes in Vilnius - it is pouring as if from a bucket."

Lithuanian Lithuania

pigiau grybo

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

(cheaper than a mushroom) • The expression indicates that something is very affordable, low-priced, easy to acquire.

"Nusipirkau naujas kelnes, kainavo pigiau grybo."

"I bought new pants, they cost cheaper than a mushroom."

Lithuanian Lithuania

neturiu žalio supratimo

Expression USED On Occasion BY Most People

(I don't have a green understanding) • Used to express the fact that one has absolutely no idea about the topic or question discussed.

"Oho, o kodėl jis taip pasakė?" "Neturiu žalio supratimo."

"Wow, why would he say that?" "I don't have a green understanding."

Lithuanian Lithuania

atitiko kirvis kotą

Expression USED On Occasion BY Almost Everyone

(fits like an axe to its handle) • used to indicate that something fits very well.

"Girdėjau, kad po to, kai naujasis įmonės vadovas apkaltino savo verslo partnerį sukčiaujant, neilgai trukus išaiškėjo jo paties slapti kėslai prieš jį." "Kaip sakoma, atitiko kirvis kotą."

"I heard that soon after the new CEO blamed his business partner for cheating his own secret intentions against him were revealed." "Well, fits like an axe to its handle."