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Mittwoch, 4. Februar 2009

Sprüche übers Essen - Food Idioms Teil 3

spill the beans
Ein Geheimnis weitersagen
Beispiel:
Please don’t spill the beans about my plans to quit working and go back to school
next year.

stew in one’s own juice
etwas erleiden, was man sich selbst zuzuschreiben hat
Beispiel:
He is the one who caused the problem for himself and is now being forced to stew in his own juice.

take with a pinch of salt
etwas nur teilweise glauben
Beispiel:
You should take everything that he says with a pinch of salt as everyone knows that he likes to exaggerate things when he is speaking.

hot potato
kontrovers
Beispiel:
The issue of building the nuclear power plant is a real hot potato for the local town council

1 Kommentar:

Eva hat gesagt…

vielen Dank! Solche Dinge findet man in keinem Wörterbuch.