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USAGE: Cool idioms

From:Fabian <rhialto@...>
Date:Saturday, March 27, 1999, 11:15
>kh@Tv@ Tom Wier: > >>I second that! To all non-native-English-speakers, what other >>idioms exist in y'all's languages that have that same general meaning? >
May as well throw a few Japanese (ones) into the fire :) uma no mimi ni nembutsu --chanting a prayer into a horse's ear --a waste of breath neko mo shakushi mo --cats and ladles too --the world and his granny tonikaku --horns on a rabbit --even if what you say is true mizaru kikazaru iwazaru --see not, hear not, speak not --see no evil, hear no evil, say no evil tora ni naru --become a tiger --get drunk nezumi ni hikare sou --ready to be led away by a mouse --*very* lonely kingyo no fun --goldfish crap --someone you just can't seem to shake off --- Fabian Rule One: Question the unquestionable, ask the unaskable, eff the ineffable, think the unthinkable, and screw the inscrutable. addendum: flame the inflammable