hakea kissojen ja koirien kanssa

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hakea (to search) kissojen (of cats) ja (and) koirien (of dogs) kanssa (together); indicates that all available means have been utilized in the search. Normally, one would expect to use a dog for sniffing something out, but when one adds more dogs plus the cats, everything disposable has really been taken into use.

Verb[edit]

hakea kissojen ja koirien kanssa

  1. (idiomatic) to look for something thoroughly or energetically

Usage notes[edit]

In addition to hakea, synonymous verbs may be used, notably etsiä, but also kaivaa, tutkia and penkoa.

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Further reading[edit]

  • “Miksi haetaan kissojen ja koirien kanssa?”, in Kysy.fi[1] (in Finnish), Helsinki Public Library, 2007-10-05, retrieved 2014-02-13