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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to deprive oneself of something in favour of, to give up for
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describes something unnecessary, needless, useless (≈ somebody needs it like a fish needs a bicycle)
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to be unfaithful, to cheat on
one need to sleep it over
~ to fall upon someone's head (about problems, troubles etc.)
there is no making head or tail of it
to blame everything on somebody