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"
(= сказать пару ласковых слов) to give somebody a nice talking to (telling off), to scold, to reprimand
(lit: with all fibers of soul) very much
to make a fool of somebody
to loaf, to day-dream
≈ to cut one's teeth on
(lit. - to twist ropes) to control someone, to make him/her do everything you say
to study diligently, to burn the midnight oil, to grind away at one's books