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That's what they say! - idioms

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    1. Love goes through the stomach

    Where does love come from, where does love go It's a big secret. Some people believe that "love goes through the stomach". And it works like this: A really good meal makes you happy. And when two people who like each other enjoy a good meal together, it can turn into real love. Sounds like a simple recipe, doesn't it?

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    2. Having a hangover

    It usually starts like this: the party is good, all friends are there, the alcohol is flowing, the mood rises. But the next morning you wake up and he's there! The Hangover. He is of course not a real animal. It is the consequences of alcohol consumption - headache, nausea, general malaise. These unpleasant symptoms are affectionately known as a "hangover". Wed-ow !!

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    3. Say something through the flower

    A terrible situation: someone you like wants an honest opinion on something. But the truth is so uncomfortable that one would rather not say anything. What do you do in such a situation? You say your opinion “through the flower”, that is, as politely and considerately as possible. You don't want to hurt the other person's feelings. Isn't it nice?

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    4. Find the fly in the ointment

    A fly in the ointment? That's unconfortable. But even more unpleasant are people who look for exactly it and are then happy when they actually found a fly in the ointment. Because then they have another reason to complain. A person who is “looking for a fly in the ointment” can never be happy about something, because he is always looking for mistakes. What a shame for him!

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    5. Wrap someone around your finger

    There are people who get everything they want - without any pressure or violence. You have a special talent for manipulating others without them really noticing. They are usually very charming people who simply “wrap” others around their fingers, so they can easily influence someone with their kindness. But somehow you can never be really angry with these people ...

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    6. Self-praise stinks

    Self-confident people have an easier life. They impress others with their skills and talents. But if they just talk about themselves and show off their skills, it can be quite annoying for the environment. “Self-praise stinks,” they like to say to people who consider themselves number one and who say that at every opportunity.

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    7. Put honey around someone's beard

    Some people are not that easy to convince. You always need a little "help". Nice words, for example, because who doesn't like to be complimented? When a person tries to persuade another by flattering, it is said that he is "putting honey around his beard". Sounds very sweet, but it's not entirely honest ...

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    8. Throw money out the window

    Not everyone can handle money. One saves every penny, while the other is broke again at the beginning of the month and does not know what he spent the money on. People who spend everything they have, and not always for meaningful things, are said to be "throwing the money out the window". It's a shame, because there are much more useful things that money can do ...

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    9. Get a basket

    What's so bad about a basket? Actually nothing! But when you're in love and get a basket from the person you love, that's not nice. This means that the other person does not reciprocate their own feelings. To “give someone a basket” means something like: “No, thank you, I don't want to enter into a relationship with you!”. This is really not nice ...

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    10. Live like God in France

    There is a country so beautiful that even God would want to live there. The people of this country enjoy the day, have a lot of money and no worries. This is France! At least that's what a German saying goes. The one who “lives like God in France” leads a great and happy life, no matter in which country.

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    11. Make someone mad

    Sitting in trees is not particularly comfortable. But sometimes there are people who are so exhausting that one would like to climb a tree to escape them. Palms seem to be particularly suitable for this. If you are really annoyed by someone, you say in German: "He pisses me off!"

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    12. Float on cloud nine

    Sometimes life just feels good: the sun is shining, the birds are singing, the sky is blue, everything is perfect. The reason for this is usually simple: You're in love. This wonderful state can also be described very poetically in German: “I'm floating on cloud nine” By the way, nobody knows what happens on cloud one to six!

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    13. Be in the bucket

    It's not cozy in a bucket. But if you are not careful, you can end up there very quickly. How? By overexerting yourself: work, appointments and stress can get you down. If you are really tired and broken, you are "in the bucket". And objects can also be in the bucket if they no longer work properly. Then they usually belong in the trash can ...

    Author: Shirin Kasraeian