lepja dauðann úr skel

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From lepja (to lap up) and dauðann (death) and úr (from) and skel (a shell).

VerbEdit

lepja dauðann úr skel (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative lapti dauðann úr skel, supine lapið dauðann úr skel)

  1. (idiomatic, intransitive) to live in destitution, to live on the verge of starvation (confer the French manger de la vache enragée)

See alsoEdit

  • berja gaddinn
  • efnalaus
  • vera á bláhjarni
  • vera á flæðiskeri staddur
  • vera á heljar þröm, vera á heljar þröminni
  • snauður
  • sultarlíf
Last modified on 6 June 2013, at 15:20