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Greek term English translation
Eκατό χρονών η αλεπού, εκατό δέκα το αλεπουδάκι Talk about teaching your granny / grandma to suck eggs.
Entered by: Nick Lingris
Κάθε εμπόδιο για καλό every obstacle is an opportunity
Σηκωθήκανε τα πόδια να χτυπήσουν το κεφάλι it's a case of the tail wagging the dog; a reversal of roles;
Entered by: Nick Lingris
Συν Αθηνά και χείρα κίνει God helps those who help themselves
δεύτερη θέση με τα πόδια legs in second position
δεν είχε που την κεφαλή κλίναι had no place to lay his head
δυο γάιδαροι μαλώνανε σε ξένο αχυρώνα two bald men fighting over a comb / we're fighting someone else's war
Entered by: Nick Lingris
η Σάρα η Μάρα και το κακό συναπάντημα (every/any) Tom, Dick and Harry
Entered by: Spiros Doikas
λούγκρα sneaky (little) bastard
Entered by: Nick Lingris
με “όργανα και ξύλο” (ξύλο μετά μουσικής) a proper thrashing | (με αστυνομία και ξύλο) with "police and fights"
Entered by: Nick Lingris
με το αζημίωτο with appropriate recompense (for your extra effort)
μπάτε σκύλοι αλέστε και αλεστικά μη δίνετε Come one, come all
Entered by: Spiros Doikas
μπαλάκι (κάποιου) someone\'s plaything / putty in someone\'s hands
να δώσω μια with a single blow
ουκ εν τω πολλώ το ευ enough is as good as a feast/less is more
όχι άλλο κάρβουνο Enough is enough
Entered by: Danai Roussou
στου κουφού την πόρτα όσο θέλεις βρόντα None so deaf as those who won't hear / You might as well talk to the wall /
Entered by: Maria Karra
επιστρατεύω τον καλύτερό μου εαυτό summon the best in me/summon my best self
τα στερνά τιμούν τα πρώτα you're only as good as your last performance
Entered by: Nick Lingris
το τερπνόν μετά του ωφελίμου combine business with pleasure, have your cake and eat it, best of both worlds
Entered by: Spiros Doikas
Άσε τα σάπια! Don\'t give me that!
Εδώ πάει πίσω. are getting worse/going backwards/deteriorating
πώς από εδώ πρωί πρωί; what are you doing here so early in the morning?
πέφτουν τα μούτρα μου lose face
παίζω ξύλο hit each other, pick a fight, butt heads
Entered by: Spiros Doikas
πού σε πονεί και πού σε σφάζει give/show sb what for / beat the daylights out of sb / beat sb black and blue
Entered by: Nick Lingris
ποπός bottom
Entered by: Philip Lees
πεδίον δόξης λαμπρόν chance for fame and glory; (here) a happy hunting ground; a playground (for)
Entered by: Nick Lingris

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