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    english idioms - help

    Hi guys,
    will you help me find 2 idioms, that i aplly to english from my mother tongue.

    1. we say when someone is such a smart ass that always is smart after something hapened wrong.

    A literate translation from my language would be: "After a fight everybody is a general."


    2. we say when someone gives somebody a hard time, always breathes sb's neck and try to make it difficult for you. When somebody obstructs and set you back, etc.

    A literate translation from my language would be: "He throws sticks under your feet."


    Thank you

    cheerio


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    Re: english idioms - help

    Quote Originally Posted by jirikoo View Post
    1. we say when someone is such a smart ass that always is smart after something hapened wrong.

    A literate translation from my language would be: "After a fight everybody is a general."
    More a cliche than an aphorism - "It's easy to be wise after the event"

    Quote Originally Posted by jirikoo View Post
    2. we say when someone gives somebody a hard time, always breathes sb's neck and try to make it difficult for you. When somebody obstructs and set you back, etc.

    A literate translation from my language would be: "He throws sticks under your feet."
    How about "to be a thorn in someone's side"?


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    Re: english idioms - help

    Quote Originally Posted by jirikoo View Post
    "He throws sticks under your feet."
    It would get right up my nose to have a pain in the neck like that sticking his nose into my business especially if I was up to my ears with work. If I didn't bite his head off and I'd at least send him away with a flea in his ear.

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