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get up on the wrong side of bed
Meaning: to be in a bad mood and to be easily annoyed all day
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mit dem falschen Fuß aufgestanden sein
Literally: to have got up on the wrong foot
to (still) have a bone to pick with someone
Meaning: to want to talk to someone about something annoying they have done
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mit jemandem (noch) ein Hühnchen zu rupfen haben
Literally: to (still) have a chicken to pluck with someone
to go through thick and thin with someone
Meaning: to always support or stay with someone, even if there are problems or difficulties
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mit jemandem durch dick und dünn gehen
Literally: to go through thick and thin with someone
That’s a weight off my mind.
Meaning: to allow you to stop worrying about a particular thing
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Mir fällt ein Stein vom Herzen.
Literally: A stone has fallen from my heart.
to have a sweet tooth
Meaning: to have a great liking for sweet-tasting foods
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eine Naschkatze sein
Literally: to be a snacking cat
to keep one’s chin up
Meaning: to stay cheerful and hopeful during difficult times
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die Ohren steif halten
Literally: to keep one’s ears stiff
to take a sledgehammer to crack a nut
Meaning: to use excessive or overcomplicated means or force to accomplish something relatively simple
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mit Kanonen auf Spatzen schießen
Literally: to shoot at sparrows with cannons
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