Monthly Archives: July 2014

Idioms

Today I met my LP for a language exchange session before going to work. Our focus was idioms, which turned out to be great fun.

Here are two that my language partner didn’t know – and what he thought they meant.

To bite your tongue: to commit suicide (anyone who has watched a drama or two will have heard an angry ajumma exclaim “do you want me to bite my tongue and bleed to death?!” so I half expected that one).
Hold your horses : park your bike (well, we are in Denmark, but still).

It was a quite hilarious lesson! But then again, I didn’t exactly know the one about “testing the stone bridge before crossing it” either.