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110.       ikicihan
1127 posts
 20 Jul 2012 Fri 10:37 am

 

Quoting Abla

My favourite is

         Aşağı tükürsem sakal, yukarı tükürsem bıyık

´If I split down, beard, if I split up, moustache.´ It´s used about a no-win situation.

 

İki ucu pis değnek.
There is a dirty stick in both sizes you have to hold, in any case you get dirt in your hands!

111.       si++
3785 posts
 20 Jul 2012 Fri 01:12 pm

 

Quoting MarioninTurkey

 

 Another similar pair:

 

To shut the stable door after the horse has bolted

At alını çoktan Üsküdar´ı geçmiş

 

 

I don´t know if it is a saying in English but once I had read:

 

It´s like locking the door after the horse are gone. (speaking of counter-measures taken after a robbery)

112.       si++
3785 posts
 21 Jan 2013 Mon 01:17 pm

Taşı sıkıp suyunu çıkarmak = Squeeze a stone and get its juice

 

Similar in English

Squeeze blood from (or out of) a stone

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