frog in the throat


frog in the throat
«Лягушка в горле», внезапный приступ хрипоты и кашля. В Средние века, когда люди боялись лягушек и жаб из-за их использования в оккультизме, очень многие верили, что если проглотить икру лягушки вместе с водой из ручьёв или прудов, то икринки могут превратиться в лягушек в их желудке. Они вполне серьёзно верили, что хрипота и сопровождающий её кашель объясняются тем, что это лягушка пробирается наружу из их желудка через горло, чтобы убежать.

English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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