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Game - guess Polish idioms/sayings in direct English translation


kaprys 2 | 1,914
11 Nov 2019 #811
@Chemikiem
Anger

And that brings us to curse like a shoemaker.
mafketis 21 | 7,458
11 Nov 2019 #812
like a sailor? or like a truck driver?
Chemikiem 6 | 2,113
12 Nov 2019 #813
Swear like a trooper is similar in context I think.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,113
12 Nov 2019 #814
In the meantime....

To let someone into raspberries.
NoToForeigners 7 | 1,032
12 Nov 2019 #815
To lead somebody up the garden path.

To drive someone into the field.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,113
12 Nov 2019 #816
Exactly, well done.

A new one:

To show where crayfish spend winter.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,113
17 Nov 2019 #817
A new one to try....

Run like a cat with a bladder.
kaprys 2 | 1,914
20 Nov 2019 #818
To try to do something (sometimes several things) in a haste and in a nervous manner.
Chemikiem 6 | 2,113
20 Nov 2019 #819
Yes! Usually moving around at the same time as I understand it. The closest we have in English is to run around like a scalded cat. I didn't think anyone was going to answer! Maybe someone can have a go at the previous idiom:

To show where crayfish spend winter.
mafketis 21 | 7,458
20 Nov 2019 #820
The closest we have in English is to run around like a scalded cat

Or the ever popular "run around like a chicken with its head chopped off"...
kaprys 2 | 1,914
20 Nov 2019 #821
Pokazać komuś gdzie raki zimuja -to teach someone a lesson, to take revenge etc.

And what is the eleventh muse?
Lenka 3 | 1,514
20 Nov 2019 #822
To dig like a fly in a tick tar :)
Chemikiem 6 | 2,113
21 Nov 2019 #823
to teach someone a lesson, to take revenge etc.

Yep!! Mine are too easy for you kaprys....
Can someone explain why the eleventh muse means to dig like a fly in a tick jar? I don't get that at all.

To lead somebody up the garden path.

Oops, missed this one. Yes, you got it right :)

A new one:

Run where the pepper grows.
kaprys 2 | 1,914
21 Nov 2019 #824
@Chemikiem
I'm quite impressed with your riddles.
And actually Lenka posted a new riddle. So hers and my eleventh muse are two different things :)

I'll let others to try to guess yours :)
Chemikiem 6 | 2,113
22 Nov 2019 #825
So hers and my eleventh muse are two different things :)

Yeah, I eventually worked they must be....

the eleventh muse?

Television!

To dig like a fly in a tick tar

To move very slowly, like wading through treacle?
kaprys 2 | 1,914
24 Nov 2019 #826
@Chemikiem
Good job :)
Ziemowit 12 | 3,608
25 Nov 2019 #827
Television!

In other words, the famous FiUT (Film i Uwantualnie Telewizja).
Chemikiem 6 | 2,113
26 Nov 2019 #828
I'll let others to try to guess yours :)

Unfortunately, as with the photo riddles thread, hardly anyone is interested. Last try though::

Run where the pepper grows
Lenka 3 | 1,514
26 Nov 2019 #829
Chemikiem- you are too good at this!
And I try to stay away in order not to ruin the fun!
But since you called me to the blackboard:

To run away.

A bit vulgar one:

To sh*t higher than one's as*
Chemikiem 6 | 2,113
26 Nov 2019 #830
To run away.

Yep. I've seen the English equivalent as to run like hell, run a mile.

To sh*t higher than one's as*

Said by someone who is bigheaded and arrogant and thinks they are more important/intelligent than they actually are?
Lenka 3 | 1,514
27 Nov 2019 #831
I already said you are too good at this :)

To break one's head
mafketis 21 | 7,458
27 Nov 2019 #832
Said by someone who is bigheaded

Surely said about such a person..
Chemikiem 6 | 2,113
27 Nov 2019 #833
To break one's head

To think really hard about something, to analyse and look for answers?


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