YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – We have plenty of idioms in the English language: let the cat out of the bag, once in a blue moon and on the ball.
Other languages have their expressions, too that might sound strange to our ears.
Germany: “You have tomatoes on your eyes.”
It means everyone can see the truth of what’s going on but you.
Argentina: “You’re looking for the fifth leg of the cat.”
You’re looking for something that isn’t there. You’ll never find it.
Portugal: “Pay the duck.”
Take the blame for something you didn’t do.
Poland: “Did you fall from a Christmas Tree?”
You’re not well informed. Don’t you know what’s going on?
Canada: “Apple singing.”
Finland: “Let the frog out of the mouth.”
Say the wrong thing.
Italy: “A dog in church.”
An unwanted guest.
Sri Lanka: “Pour water over someone’s head.”
To end a relationship.
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