The other day, my Dutch friend Wesley was chatting about something or other, and he suddenly busted out with the Dutch idiom, “Don’t tie a cat to a piece of bacon.” It means, more or less, to not put temptation so close to someone that they can’t resist. Isn’t that awesome? So when I saw these idioms from around the world, I couldn’t help sharing.

Then I was trying to think of American sayings but was coming up blank. But obviously we have so many! Here’s a long list, if you’re curious.

P.S. 11 untranslatable words from other countries, and parenting around the world.

(By Hotel Club)