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To ask what idiomatic expression's or phrases you learned recently?

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hellokittymania Wed 24-May-17 04:39:33

I'm terrible at these.

Someone just told me, the cow ate the cabbage, which means telling somebody off I think and draining the ocean with an eyedropper, which means doing the imposter .

As I am often up very late, somebody once said to me that I burn the midnight oil. I said, no I don't drink! I thought burning the midnight oil meant staying up and getting drunk. grin

As I speak other languages, I have learned plenty in those as well. One of my favorites can be translated as if I know, I guy. Basically it means I have no idea.

I know there is a Chinese expression that translates as eat bitterness, but I forgot the actual expression, it means you have to sacrifice things.

Mandraki Wed 24-May-17 06:47:32

How about 'swallow the frog' get the thing you're not looking forward to over with first, I like that one!

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