bald as a badger

bald as a badger
«Лыс, как барсук», т. е. абсолютно лысый. Отличается от выражения bald as a coot (лыс, как лысуха). Смысл последнего выражения понятен, так как лысухи, водяные птицы, выглядят «лысыми». Выражение «лыс, как барсук» требует разъяснения. Головы у барсуков оголены не более, чем у других животных. Но в данном случае имеется в виду не анатомическая голова. Полностью выражение звучит так: bald as a badger's bum (лыс, как барсучья задница). Издавна было распространено мнение, что волос для изготовления кисточек для бритья выщипывали из заднего места барсуков, нещадно его оголяя. Так и родилось это выражение.

Her husband looks very odd. Although he has a full beard, he's as bald as a badger. — Её муж выглядит очень странно. Хотя у него большая борода, он абсолютно лысый.

English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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