Adamı yakar

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07:57 Oct 8, 2013
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Turkish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings / Common expression
Turkish term or phrase: Adamı yakar
A colleague tells me that in Turkish, there is a saying "Adamı yakar !" or "yakıcı" which can mean sexy and yet "Ortalığı yakıp yıkan..." can mean "harry i.e: with hot temper". This is in the context of the ambiguity in English of the word 'hot' meaning 'sexy' & 'hot' meaning 'quickly aroused to anger'. Of course, this is a follow-up to my last question about 'with her legs as hot as her temper.
What does 'adamı yakar/yakıcı' mean? Why is it adamı & not adam? Is it the object? In which case 'it/she/he sets the man alight' is nonsense.
Hellinas
Local time: 17:47


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5 -2Lead s/o dog's life
Salih1946


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Lead s/o dog's life


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Salih1946
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disagree  Kim Metzger: http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/It's a dog's life
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disagree  Tim Drayton: I do not see how this fits the meaning of 'adamı yakar'.
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