The people ate my face: How many of these Arabic idioms do you know?
Every language is filled with idioms that can perplex a non-native speaker. Why would it ever rain cats and dogs? Whose uncle was Bob exactly? And how does a cat get one's tongue?
Arabic has its fair share of expressions that can leave a learner scratching their head, but with a little digging around and mental gymnastics, they can make sense.
Many expressions used in the Arab world might already be familiar to an English speaker as a number of idioms are shared across cultures.
Here Middle East Eye puts your linguistic skills to the test. Just how many of these idioms can you figure out?