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as quick as lightning
Meaning: very fast
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Abgehen wie Schmidts Katze
Literally: to go off like Smith's cat
to be broke
Meaning: having completely run out of money
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am Hungertuch nagen
Literally: to gnaw on the hunger cloth
to get into hot water
Meaning: to be in or get into a difficult situation
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In des Teufels Küche sein
Literally: To be in the devil's kitchen
to let sleeping dogs lie
Meaning: to warn someone that they should not talk about a bad situation that most people have forgotten about
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Stochere nicht im Bienenstock
Literally: Don't poke around in the beehive
to buy a pig in a poke
Meaning: something is sold or bought without the buyer knowing its true nature or value
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Die Katze im Sack kaufen
Literally: To buy a cat in a sack
back of beyond
Meaning: in the middle of nowhere
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Wo sich Fuchs und Hase gute Nacht sagen.
Literally: Where fox and hare say goodnight to one another
to go for broke
Meaning: to risk everything in the hope of having great success
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Alles auf eine Karte setzen
Literally: to place everything on one card
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