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10 Idioms From Around the World That You Probably Don’t Know

Idioms are not meant to be understood literally. Someone telling you to hold your horses isn’t warning you that your studs and mares are getting a little spunky. No, unless you’re at a barn, you’re being advised to slow down. We all know (and use) plenty of idioms, but how many idioms from other countries do you know?

None? Well, want to learn a few? Take a look below.

Hotel-booking service HotelClub has created whimsical illustrated infographics to share unusual idioms and their meanings from around the world.
 
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Language: Finnish
Translation: Päästää sammakko suusta
Meaning: To say the wrong thing
 
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Language: German
Translation: Katzensprung
Meaning: A short distance away
 
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Language: Polish
Translation: Nie mój cyrk, nie moje malpy
Meaning: Not my problem
 
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Language: Danish
Translation: At have en pind i øret
Meaning: To not listen to someone
 
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Language: French
Translation: Le démon de midi
Meaning: To have a midlife crisis
 
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Language: Portuguese
Translation: Alimentar um burro a pão-de-ló
Meaning: To give good treatment to someone who doesn’t need it
 
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Language: Spanish
Translation: Dar calabazas a alguien
Meaning: To reject somebody
 
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Language: Italian
Translation: In bocca al lupo
Meaning: Good luck!
 
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Language: Japanese
Translation: Kao ga hiro i
Meaning: To have many friends
 
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Language: Russian
Translation: Exatj zajcem
Meaning: To travel without a ticket
 

   
 
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