lägga rabarber på

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Humorous corruption of embargo with the similar sounding rabarber (rhubarb). First attested in the satirical publication Nya Nisse, 1893.[1]

Verb[edit]

lägga rabarber

  1. (idiomatic, colloquial) To appropriate something; to get one's hands on something.
    Jag kommer (att) lägga rabarber på de där kakorna.
    "I'm going to take some of those cookies."
    literally: "I'm going to place rhubarbs on those cookies."

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