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Game - guess Polish idioms/sayings in direct English translation


OP pawian 223 | 24,390
30 Aug 2023 #1,352
Sorry, no.
Let Fenix try and then I will offer a hint.

Or a small hint right now: the TV series I mentioned is "40 Year Old Man". One day he says in desperation: It is time to tidy up the papers!!!
Feniks
30 Aug 2023 #1,353
Making a will?
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
30 Aug 2023 #1,354
Yes!!! Sort of. The main protagonist has come home from a funeral of his primary school mate. He becomes melancholic and imagines it is time for him to get ready for the ultimate departure.

At 19:00

Sorry, only Polish


OP pawian 223 | 24,390
30 Aug 2023 #1,355
He becomes melancholic




Feniks
30 Aug 2023 #1,356
He becomes melancholic and imagines it is time for him to get ready for the ultimate departure.

So it is to put one's affairs in order:

idioms.thefreedictionary.com/put+affairs+in+order
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
30 Aug 2023 #1,357
idioms.

This old TV series also exploits idioms which are no longer in Polish use nowadays, but are still in English. E.g, to be short of money - in Polish it is: z forsą krótko.
jon357 74 | 22,054
30 Aug 2023 #1,358
40 Year Old Man

And a working woman, not afraid of any sort of work.
jon357 74 | 22,054
31 Aug 2023 #1,359
Here's a Polish idiom. What does it mean?

"Pears in a willow tree".
Ironside 53 | 12,424
31 Aug 2023 #1,360
"Pears in a willow tree".

>in> or >on>?
jon357 74 | 22,054
31 Aug 2023 #1,361
In Polish, of course in.
Feniks
31 Aug 2023 #1,362
"Pears in a willow tree".

It means that something is promised that can't be delivered on. Pie in the sky basically.
jon357 74 | 22,054
31 Aug 2023 #1,363
Pie in the sky basically.

Exactly that!
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
31 Aug 2023 #1,364
There is still one about swallowing frogs which is waiting for an answer... :):)
Feniks
31 Aug 2023 #1,365
to swallow frogs

I think it means to bear the consequences of one's actions. Over here we would say " You've made your bed, now lie in it ".
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
31 Aug 2023 #1,366
Not exactly. Sorry. Imagine eating a big coarse frog or toad. Alive. How would you feel???
Feniks
31 Aug 2023 #1,367
Stuffed.
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
31 Aug 2023 #1,368
:):):) Come on, it is a serious idiom, not a joke. :):):)

Besides, I said: eating.
Not having eaten. :):):)
Feniks
31 Aug 2023 #1,369
How would you feel???

Sick? :):)
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
31 Aug 2023 #1,370
Sick is ambiguous. You mean nausea or illness?
Feniks
31 Aug 2023 #1,371
nausea

This. I would be feeling nauseous and uncomfortable.
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
31 Aug 2023 #1,372
Yes, exactly. Perfect choice. :):):)
Now: why should you eat/swallow a living frog at all if it is so nauseating????
Feniks
31 Aug 2023 #1,373
Because I'm being forced into it, not given a choice?
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
31 Aug 2023 #1,374
I'm being forced into it

Fekking exactly!!! hahaha Swallowing a frog means being forced to do sth unpleasant. Like PiS politicians who make azholes of themselves to deserve the praise and support of their party leader.
Ironside 53 | 12,424
31 Aug 2023 #1,375
Swallowing a frog means being forced to do sth unpleasant. Like

reading pawian posts full of BS.
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
31 Aug 2023 #1,376
reading pawian posts

It is good you have decided to take me off Ignore. What made you do it??? :):):) I want to know it to better deal with similar cases in the future when people mute me. Also, this will be a valuable psychological education.
Ironside 53 | 12,424
31 Aug 2023 #1,377
It doesn't work, I can still read your post if I'm not loged in.
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
31 Aug 2023 #1,378
It doesn't work

Now you are telling me sth new. Still, thanks for this unexpected education. :):):)
OP pawian 223 | 24,390
23 Sep 2023 #1,379
Two idioms

This one from a rock song:
to go into the smoke

This one from real life: Yesterday we went shopping. We were standing at the checkout behind a couple. The man was busy packing items. His wife was taking them out of the trolley. Suddenly he screamed : I have it in the back! and sth else but I will withhold it for a while.
Feniks
24 Sep 2023 #1,380
to go into the smoke

To go forward without hesitation or thinking about the consequences?

I have it in the back!

A sharp pain? I get the feeling that the 'sth else' might be crucial to the answer......


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