Thursday, 25 June 2015

Brazilian Colloquialisms, Sayings, and Slang #83

Presente de grego - Greek present

A present that’s a disservice and/or not beneficial rather than a genuine gift. 

Usually used when someone gives you something that is gonna give you more work rather than make your life easier/a really boring present that isn’t good for anything.

E.g. Someone gives you a car accessory despite knowing full well you don’t own a car.

The term is referencing the Trojan Horse.

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