I hope you’ll enjoy these Arabic idioms.
one hand doesn’t clap = if this is to work, all parties must cooperate
cut from the tree = a person who has no family
movement is a blessing = exercise is good
son of Adam = respectable person
this is my measuring bucket, not yours = mind your own business
the carpenter’s door is loose = the shoemaker’s children are shoeless
you came & God brought you = you came at just the right time
the eye doesn’t go higher than the brow = a person can’t rise above his/her given status
it takes the mind = it inspires awe
I have no camel in the caravan = this matter doesn’t concern me
the belly-dancer dies, but her waist still moves = habits are difficult to break
call the one-eyed man one-eyed = speak straight
to eat one’s head = to be overly insistent
he ate a wooden wedge = someone talked badly about him
the latest bunch of grapes = the most recently born & therefore favored child
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My thanks go out to this week’s sources: Omniglot, Matador Network, EnglishIdiomsAndExpressions, Hussein Maxos, & Barakabits.
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