falla allur ketill í eld

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Refers to someone's kettle falling into the fire.

Verb[edit]

falla allur ketill í eld

  1. (idiomatic, impersonal, with dative and inversion) to make one thunderstruck, to stupefy
    Honum féll allur ketill í eld.
    He was thunderstruck.