Finnish idioms 51 - 100

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syödä sanansa
to eat one's word
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to not keep a promise
elää kuin pellossa
to live as if in a field
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to live without cleaning up after oneself and/or not bothering about what others think about oneself
hakea kissojen ja koirien kanssa
to search with cats and dogs
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to use all available means in the search, to look for something thoroughly
olla jonkun housuissa
to be in someone's pants
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English equivalent for "to walk in someone's shoes"
olla tuli hännän alla
to have fire under one's tail
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to be in a hurry
kääntää kelkkansa
to turn one's sled
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to change one's mind, to change opinion
erottaa jyvät akanoista
to separate the wheat from the chaff
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to select only the valuable ones
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