"I’m Not Hanging Noodles On Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World" by Jag Bhalla.
“I’m Not Hanging Noodles On Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World” by Jag Bhalla.

The following were taken from the book “I’m Not Hanging Noodles On Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World” by Jag Bhalla

1. “Sugar one’s waffles.”

Meaning: To put on makeup
Origin: French.

2. “Can’t stop being the owl.”

Meaning: Can’t stop flirting.
Origin: Italian, French.

3. “Oversized pants.”

Meaning: A man pushed around by his wife or girlfriend
Origin: Spanish.

4. “Vomit the sound of weakness.”

Meaning: To constantly whine
Origin: Japanese.

5. “Have one’s testicles to zero.”

Meaning: To be very nervous
Origin: French.

6. “The cricket on the stove.”

Meaning: a submissive wife
Origin: German.

pablo (30)
Meaning: Nice guys finish last
Origin: French.

8. “To fart higher than your bottom.”

Meaning: To be snooty or posh.
Origin: French.

9. “Like a crocodile in a wallet factory.”

Meaning: To be very nervous.
Origin: Puerto Rican.

10. “To hang oneself.”

Meaning: To get married
Origin: Spanish.

11. “To change the fishes’ water.”

Meaning: To urinate
Origin: Chilean.

12. “A stepmother’s face.”

Meaning: To have a sullen look
Origin: Chinese.

13. “Grow like an onion with your head in the ground.”

Meaning: “Go take a hike.”
Origin: Yiddish:

14. “To think one is the last bite on a mango.”

Meaning: To think one is hot stuff
Origin: Spanish.

15. “Leave as God painted the parakeet.”

Meaning: To make someone mad
Origin: Nicaragua, Spanish.

pablo (25)
Meaning: To run away.
Origin: Chilean.

17. “Pull worms out of the nose.”

Meaning: To spill all secrets
Origin: German.

18. “When dogs were tied with sausages…”

Meaning: A long time ago…
Origin: Uruguayan.

19. “A red apricot goes over the wall.”

Meaning: A married woman cheating with a lover
Origin: Chinese.

pablo (26)
Meaning: A beautiful woman in a sausage fest
Origin: Japanese.

21. “May a pine tree grow out of your bottom.”

Meaning: Go to hell.
Origin: Portuguese.

22. “To look like the Mona Lisa after a hard spanking.”

Meaning: To be sloppily dressed.
Origin: Czech.

23. “To be full of soup.”

Meaning: To be very fat
Origin: French.

pablo (29)
Meaning: For no particular reason
Origin: Peru, Spanish.

25. “The Holy Inquisition.”

Meaning: an inquisitive wife or girlfriend who always asks where you were
Origin: Mexico, Spanish.

Read more about idioms around the world in the book “I’m Not Hanging Noodles On Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World” by Jag Bhalla.