Sweden – Nationality-Related Idioms


Dansk skalle
Danish skull


Göra en fransk exit
To take French leave
To leave without saying “Goodbye”

Ta en fransk lunch
To take a French lunch
To have sex during lunch break


Polsk riksdag
Polish Parliament
It is an expression referring to the historical Polish parliaments (Sejm walny). It implies chaos and general disorder, and that no real decision can be reached during sessions.


Russian winter
Really cold winter


Han pratar rena rama grekiskan
He’s talking sheer Greek.
It means he’s talking jibberish.


Att ta en Turkdusch
To take a Turkish shower
It means to shower in deodorant instead of taking an actual shower after working out.


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