10 Fascinating Idioms in Different Languages
Surely you've heard at least one of these English idioms:
It's raining cats and dogs
Don't cry over spilled milk
It cost me an arm and a leg
By definition, idioms are phrases with culturally-understood meanings that aren't meant to be taken literally. They're basically fun and interesting ways of expressing your thoughts.
Below are 10 fascinating idioms derived from cultures across the globe. Check them out:
Idiom: Nie mój cyrk, nie moje ma?py.
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