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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈotːɑː(ʔ) ˈlːusikːɑ ˈkɑuniːseːŋ ˈkæteːn]

VerbEdit

ottaa lusikka kauniiseen käteen

  1. (idiomatic) To swallow one's pride (and humbly do as one is told or supposed to do) (literally: "to take the spoon into the beautiful hand").

Usage notesEdit

  • This can be used as a synonym for niellä ylpeytensä, but this is a much stronger expression of submitting, giving in or surrendering to a person who has authority.

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