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
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
4. “Vomit the sound of weakness.”
Meaning: To constantly whine
5. “Have one’s testicles to zero.”
Meaning: To be very nervous
6. “The cricket on the stove.”
Meaning: a submissive wife
Meaning: Nice guys finish last
8. “To fart higher than your bottom.”
Meaning: To be snooty or posh.
9. “Like a crocodile in a wallet factory.”
Meaning: To be very nervous.
Origin: Puerto Rican.
10. “To hang oneself.”
Meaning: To get married
11. “To change the fishes’ water.”
Meaning: To urinate
12. “A stepmother’s face.”
Meaning: To have a sullen look
13. “Grow like an onion with your head in the ground.”
Meaning: “Go take a hike.”
14. “To think one is the last bite on a mango.”
Meaning: To think one is hot stuff
15. “Leave as God painted the parakeet.”
Meaning: To make someone mad
Origin: Nicaragua, Spanish.
Meaning: To run away.
17. “Pull worms out of the nose.”
Meaning: To spill all secrets
18. “When dogs were tied with sausages…”
Meaning: A long time ago…
19. “A red apricot goes over the wall.”
Meaning: A married woman cheating with a lover
Meaning: A beautiful woman in a sausage fest
21. “May a pine tree grow out of your bottom.”
Meaning: Go to hell.
22. “To look like the Mona Lisa after a hard spanking.”
Meaning: To be sloppily dressed.
23. “To be full of soup.”
Meaning: To be very fat
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.