кот в мешке

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Calque of French (acheter) chat en poche.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkot v‿mʲɪʂˈkʲe]

Noun[edit]

ко́т в мешке́ (kót v meškém inan (genitive кота́ в мешке́, nominative plural коты́ в мешке́, genitive plural кото́в в мешке́)

  1. pig in a poke (literally, cat in a sack)

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