Originally Posted by urmaniac13
Here are a few of Italian version...
When you say He is "un pezzo di pane
" (a piece of bread), means he is a grand, awesome, lovely guy.
if something/someone is "una pizza
", it/he/she is booo-riiiing.
" describes a person who is very pale and unathletic.
"un sacco di patate
"(sackful of potatoes) also means someone with no athletic ability.
"fare una frittata
" (make a frittata) means make a hash of something, mess up badly.
" (or salami) means an idiot.
Bravo Licia! Great list - it reminds me of how Tony calls me a "patata" (Italian female form of the word potato) which is quite akin to the English term of endearment "pumpkin"
- Apple of my eye
- My cheeks were beet red (lol, this actually happens to me all the time!)
-Don't be crabby
-In a real jam
-Spice it up
-We gelled together
-Melting pot of society
-You say tomato, I say to-mato
-Where's the beef?
-What a dish (in reference to a pretty woman)
-Fork it over
-Honey bunny (or just "honey" on its own)
-A bun in the oven (aka, pregnant)
-It all panned out for me
-I'm strapped for dough (aka, money)
-What a shirmp (in reference to something's size)
-Spilled the beans
-Sugar coated (as in, " we sugar coated the bad situation")
-An apple a day
-Peaches and cream complexion
-Milking it for all it's worth
-Like Mana from heaven
-Any way you slice it
-Piece of the pie (as in, "I wanna get in on a piece of the pie")
-Toss your cookies
-My brain is scrambled
-He/she's such a ham
-Hamming it up
-Spoilt for choice (a UK term meaning you have a lot of options)
-Bad apple/bad seed
-Juice it up (aka, add more power)
-Pie in the sky
-Freezing my buns off (a common statement during Canadian winters
-Cheesecake picture (aka, scantly clad subject matter)
-Cold as ice
-Watered down (aka, "I watered down the situation when I described it to Mom")
-They're going to fry
-I stewed over the problem
-Lump sum (like a lump of dough)
-It really soured our experience
-What a tastless thing to do
-Hard to swallow
This game is so much fun, it's a little tricky, but still a piece of cake