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Izomorfisme Alomorfisme

clciul lui Ahile Achilles heel, a cumpra m-n traist ~ to buy a pig in a
mrul discordiei appel of discord, poke (a cumpra un porc ntr-un buzunar),
la calendele greceti on to the Greek to know the ropes ~ a trage sforile (a cunoate
Calendas, sforile);
i tu, Brutus you too, Brutus, a tia gina care face oule de aur ~ to kill the
a ncovoia arcul lui Ulise to bend the bow goose that lay the golden eggs (a tia gsca
of Ulysses, care face oule de aur),
fructul interzis forbidden fruit, a nu face nici ct o ceap degerat ~ not to be
bunul Samaritean good Samaritan, worth a straw (a nu valora nici ct un pai),
pinea vieii the bread of life, a juca ca o ciubot/cizm ~ to act ham (a juca
sarea pmntului the salt of the earth, ca o unc),
a semna vnt i a culege furtun to sow a face pe prostul/bufonul ~ to act the ape (a
wind and to reap the whirlwind, face pe maimua),
a ntoarce i cellalt obraz to turn the other a pune paie pe/peste foc ~ add fuel/oil to the
cheek, fire/flames (a aduga carburant/ulei peste
a arunca primul piatra to cast the first foc/flcri),
stone, numai lapte i miere ~ all sugar and honey (tot
Toma necredinciosul doubting Thomas, ap zahr i miere),
ispitor scapegoat, mnnci calule ovz/orz? ~ as a baby would
a avea casa deschis to keep an open eat a cake (cum un copil ar mnca o
house, prjitur),
a strnge cureaua to tighten ones belt, ca pe foc/cldur/jratec ~ at a white heat (la o
a-i pierde capul to lose ones head, cldur alb),
a avea minile curate to have clean hands, n toiul/puterea/crucea nopii ~ at dead of night
a-i aluneca printre degete to slip through (la moartea nopii),
ones fingers, pe patul de moarte ~ at deaths door (la ua
mndru ca un coco as proud as a peacock, morii),
alb ca zpada as white as snow, a-i lipsi o doag ~ to be a button short (a fi
a mnca ca un porc to eat like a swine, mai puin cu un nasture),
ca petele n ap like fish in water, a fi o pat pe blazonul cuiva ~ to be a blot on
a trage sforile to pull the strings, somebodys scutcheon (a fi o pat pe
a bate fierul ct e cald to strike the iron, tblia/scutul cuiva),
while its hot, a nu fi n apele sale ~ to be a cup too low (a fi
a se rsuci n mormnt to turn in ones cu o can prea jos),
grave, a fi ntr-o ureche ~ to be a little light in the
a ltra la lun to bark at the moon, upper storey (a fi puin uor la etajul de mai
a vedea i prin zid to see through a stone sus),
wall, a fi un pachet de nervi ~ to be all on wires (a fi
a bate toba (cea mare) to beat the big drum, tot pe fire),
a se nate n purpur be born in purple, a fi sacul cu bani ~ to bear the bag (a purta
a se nate n an to be born in the gutter, a punga),
fi n a to be in the saddle a fi taler cu dou fee ~ to bear/carry two face
under one hood (a purta dou fee sub aceeai
glug)