voltagabbana

Italian Italy

Word USED On Occasion BY People Over 40

A turncoat, someone who changes opinion/position/ideas in order to gain some benefit.

"Quel tizio ha completamente cambiato idea pur di non perdere il posto, è proprio un voltagabbana."

"That guy completely changed his mind to avoid being fired, he's a real turncoat."





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être rond comme une queue de pelle*

* round as the end of the shovel

French France

Expression USED Frequently BY People Over 40

Used to say that someone is drunk.

"Maurice et Thierry ont passé la journée à boire avec Hervé. Ils sont ronds comme des queues de pelle."

"Maurice and Thierry spent the day drinking with Hervé. They're as round as the end of a shovel."





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.''