fából vaskarika

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Hungarian[edit]

fa
vaskarika

Etymology[edit]

fa (wood) + -ból (from, made of) + vas (iron) + karika (ring). Literally: “iron ring made of wood” (ring as a round circle-shape, not in the jewelry sense).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈfaːboːlˌvɒʃkɒrikɒ]

Noun[edit]

fából vaskarika

  1. (idiomatic) attempt at a logical impossibility
  2. (idiomatic, exaggeration) an essential contradiction, absurdity
    Az alkoholmentes sör fából vaskarika.‎ ― Alcohol-free beer is an absurdity.