now if they changed this (change) then it would have arms and legs"
Maybe it has more than one meaning then, as things often do. I haven't heard it in that context though. Interesting.
this thread is also a good language exercise because I have to think how to translate this famous saying into good English.
I suppose it is, although your English is pretty good anyway. I find threads like this interesting as well as testing, trying to grasp the logic behind the saying. I still can't get the ' overflow the bug ' one as meaning 'drink some alcohol '. Keep the Poland related threads coming Pawian, they make a very welcome change from the hate speech that has pervaded PF.
Shame you can't post photos, that seems a bit odd, maybe speak to admin. I was really hoping that thread would be revived!!
there is a very similar English one: let the sleeping dogs lie.
Yes there is, and overall the meaning for both sayings would be something along the lines of ' Don't tempt fate '.
Do you have a snake in your pocket?
Stick you into a bottle.