lit. – toad strangles; about a greedy or stingy person
Comments / examples:
Его жаба душит.
He is having an episode of stinginess.
More from "Russian idioms"
to make a lot of blunders, to have done something very stupid.
to drink a whole bottle of alcohol
it's obvious (lit. - do not go to a fortune-teller)
to mumble, hum and haw, to procrastinate, to be slow, to linger
to come down to earth
of the first water, sheerest, clearest type of something, pure and simple, obvious
~ to fall upon someone's head (about problems, troubles etc.)
even half a year haven't passed yet (since you started doing something and finally finished)