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The people ate my face: How many of these Arabic idioms do you know?

While many expressions are shared in English, some may leave you scratching your head
Monkeys are referenced in one very popular Arabic expression (AFP)

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?

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