falla eins og flís við rass

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Literally ‘to fit as tightly as a chip (metaphorically a thin, close cut) against the ass’. This idiom is relatively recent in the Icelandic language with the oldest example in the Orðabók Háskólans's ‎(the University Dictionary) ritmálssafn ‎(corpus of written language) dating from the early 19th century from Guðmundur Jónsson's málsháttaasafn ‎(corpus of idioms).


falla eins og flís við rass ‎(strong verb, third-person singular past indicative féll eins og flís við rass, third-person plural past indicative féllu eins og flís við rass, supine fallið eins og flís við rass)

  1. (idiomatic, simile, intransitive) to fit like a glove, to fit perfectly
    Þetta fellur eins og flís við rass.
    This fits like a glove.

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