In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1Zoologíafleabuscarle las pulgas a algn — to wind sb up Britanico coloquial
- no aguanta/no aguanto pulgas — he doesn't/I don't suffer fools gladly
- sacudirse las pulgas — to wash one's hands of it
- ser una pulga en la oreja — to be a pain in the neck
- tener malas / (River Plate) pocas pulgas — to be bad-tempered
- hay muchas maneras de matar pulgas — there is more than one way to skin a cat
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