Turkey – Nationality-Related Idioms
To stay like a Frenchman
Not to understand something. For example, as two people are talking, a third one joins them belatedly and they keep talking. The third one does not understand anything and says “Ben Fransız kaldım” (I stayed like a Frenchman).
To make french in appearance
To look good only in appearance – superficial
Balık kavağa çıkınca
To the Greek Calends
Something is impossible or unlikely to occur.
Yunanca konuşan yok!
Do not speak Greek!
Do not swear!