Greek Sayings is a word for word rendering of Greek expressions into English. This is, to a certain extent, a popular practice among Greeks learning English and a humorous way of infiltrating the dominance of the English language.
Each expression carries different connotations according to the context in which it is used and the seemingly non-sensical end-result can be the beginning of wonderful conversations over the joys of the Greek language
I’m not for many many
When you’re not in the mood for too much
Your little buckets and to another beach
Take your stuff and get out of here
Shut up and swim
Stop complaining and do as you’re told
Ironic expression used when someone is out of topic
Shit high and gaze
Expression used when we refer to something that is considered a lost cause
I drank my horns
I drank too much
Little Friday sugar Little Friday honey
Originally from a Greek song now used to show happiness for the upcoming weekend
Take the egg & haircut it
When something is pointless
To go down the poisons
Expression used usually when toasting
From the city I come & to the top cinnamon
When there is no clear connection to one’s actions and words
Hair cotton dick venom
For males, even though getting older sex is not an issue
Slow the muchoil
The madness doesn’t go to the mountains
To point out the existence of craziness in our everyday lives
The masturbation goes cloud
When someone keeps talking nonsense; in English: coming out of one’s ear
For you is the life
Expression used when someone is having a great time
Who? HIM! 1-0
Usual answer to the question, “Who?” while pointing to your private parts
My animals slow
Used to point out that someone is slow physically and mentally.
With these and these the hour passed
When your too involved in something or having a great time doing something time flies / the hours pass by quickly.
Every last year and better
An expression to reminisce previous years gone by
Say hello to the plane tree
When you say something to someone and you know that it won’t happen
Welcome our eyes the two
When you’re happy that someone comes. Can be used sarcastically also
First face in the crab
A playful expression that describes a somewhat funny attitude people adopt when they become overconfident among others and think they are hotshots.
Everyone his violin
This idiomatic expression is used to describe the lack of communication among a group of people, who cannot work as a team; instead, they act as they see fit, which results in a complete lack of coordination.
And the God assistant
People use this expression when they decide to proceed with their plans even if the outcome is uncertain. It means: May God be with us in this risky venture.
A hole in the water
When all efforts bring no positive outcome.
Bring it on! When a task is demanding but you can take the challenge!
Points and monsters
This expression is used when people are surprised and intrigued by revelations about organisations and people who were expected to act righteously but didn’t.
You had it and in your village
A comment used for people who adopt foreign habits or purchase quirky gadgets that might be useless.