lit. – toad strangles; about a greedy or stingy person
Comments / examples:
Его жаба душит.
He is having an episode of stinginess.
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it will heal before the wedding
≈ he doesn't know beans about it
this is going too far, this is totally out of place
вот где соба́ка зары́та!
(lit. - tightening the heart) reluctantly, grudgingly
(lit. - to walk on a string) to totally obey someone, to do everything he/her says
(lit. - to be furious from being fat) to be unsatisfied without any reasons, to be too well off for one's own good
too hard for smb