Idioms about nationalities

Idioms about nationalities

  • Chinese whispers

    Meaning: to any situation where information is passed on from person to person, becoming distorted in the process of transmission.

  • Dutch treat

    Meaning: to a meal or entertainment for which each person pays his or her own expenses.

  • going Dutch

    Meaning: each person attending a paid activity should pay their own expenses.

  • I'm a Dutchman

    Meaning: used to stress the fact that something is extremely unbelievable or completely unacceptable.

  • Indian file

    Meaning: a line of people or things arranged one behind another.

  • it's all Greek to someone

    Meaning: something is completely unintelligible as if it is written in a language that one does not speak.

  • like Chinese arithmetic

    Meaning: it is very hard to understand.

  • Mexican standoff

    Meaning: to confrontations in which no one seems to emerge as a winner.

  • take French leave

    Meaning: the act of leaving a location or event without permission.

  • talk for England

    Meaning: someone who is talkative

  • young Turk

    Meaning: to a young person who is progressive, rebellious, and difficult to control in an organization, political party, team, etc.