Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Brazilian Colloquialisms, Sayings, and Slang #319

Em briga de marido e mulher, não se mete a colher - When a husband and wife are arguing, you shouldn’t stick your spoon in the middle [of it]

A way of saying “when couples argue, steer clear and don’t get involved”.

Literally, “in [a] fight/[an] argument between husband and wife, one should not throw [a] spoon [into it]”.

Even more literally, “"in [a] fight/[an] argument of husband and wife, one should not put the spoon [into it]”.

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