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23-05-2011, 02:54 PM
ώσπου να πεις κύμινο, μέχρι να πεις κύμινο = faster than you can say Jack Robinson

24-05-2011, 11:57 AM
Επίσης before you can say Jack Robinson.
Και >51000 στο Google για before you can say "knife". Υπάρχουν και άλλες παραλλαγές.

24-05-2011, 12:41 PM
Thanks, Philip. In our modern age no one has the time to deal with long-winded expressions such as 'Jack Robinson'. 'Knife' is more like it. :)

06-08-2011, 12:10 AM
εκάς οι βέβηλοι! = begone ye profaners! away away you desecrators!

16-08-2011, 12:16 PM
Ποιος ήρθε; (http://www.slang.gr/lemma/show/poios_itan;___poios_irthe;_4869) = Come again?

16-02-2012, 11:18 AM
Ο κόσμος το 'χει τούμπανο κι εμείς κρυφό καμάρι. / Ο κόσμος το 'χει βούκινο κι εμείς κρυφό καμάρι. It's an open secret.

10-03-2012, 10:21 AM
Με το τσιγκέλι τού βγάζεις τα λόγια
You can hardly get a word out of him
Getting him to talk is like trying to get blood out of a stone
You have to force / drag / wrench every word out of him.

το 'πε και το 'κανε
he's gone and done it
he was true to his promise

01-04-2012, 02:46 AM
εξ όνυχος τον λέοντα (Latin: ex ungue leonem) we know the lion by his claw / from his claws

03-05-2012, 07:20 PM
ατάκα κι επιτόπου, ατάκα κι επί τόπου = (right) then and there, (right) there and then (http://lexilogia.gr/forum/showthread.php?9298-there-and-then), on the spot, immediately

06-11-2013, 05:28 PM
πολύ λάδι κι από τηγανίτα τίποτα· λάδι λάδι και τηγανίτα τίποτα· λάδι πολύ (και) τηγανίτα τίποτα = all sizzle and no substance

01-01-2014, 09:40 PM
δεν ξέρω τι θα μου ξημερώσει = I don't know what tomorrow will bring

23-08-2014, 02:03 PM
Η καλή μέρα απ' το πρωί φαίνεται = You can tell a day from the way it starts.