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Some idioms involving eggs are fairly well known, including with egg on one’s face (‘appearing foolish or ridiculous’), kill the goose that lays the golden egg (‘destroy a reliable and valuable source of income’), and walk on eggshells (‘be extremely cautious about one’s words or actions’).
Translator Valerie Minogue talks through the tricky decisions she had to make when translating two novels by Zola for Oxford World’s Classics.
When you travel but don’t speak the local language at all, some situations can be quite frightening, and funny.