The English language is bursting with quirky idioms, from the people who have been waiting for a restroom for so long that their eyeballs are floating, to the moments when we escape a dicey situation by the skin of our teeth (as coined by Job in the King James Bible). But there’s always room for a little more variety in any lexicon.

Whether young, old, tall, short, eating a cable, or living like a maggot in bacon, you can enrich your linguistic palette with these fun phrases borrowed from other languages, courtesy of OxEssays.

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