Idioms with 'Meter' - to put
I was amazed to see how many idioms are made up using the verb 'meter' and thought it would be fun to share some others that you may know
Hopefully these are pretty standard and well known that a moderator won't be needed although I'll do my best to check them. (please remember though that I'm on the other side of the world to most of you so will be checking them while you're sleeping :p)
A-Z won't really work in this situation but the idioms are usually just meter+a couple of words so there shouldn't be much room for error.
I'll use a well known English saying to start things off:
Meterse en la boca del lobo - to enter the lion's den (literally 'the wolf's mouth')
meterse en líos - to get into trouble
Meter cizaña - to start trouble between people...
Se le metió en la cabeza = he got it into his head (some crazy thing)
Meterse en lo ajeno - to meddle in other people's business
Aquel hombre siempre se mete en lo ajeno.
Meter coco: to put coconut. To rack one's brains, concentrate on something.
"Metí coco para resolver el problema" : I racked my brains to resolve the problem.
Meter la pata: to put one's foot in, to make a mistake, to put your foot in your mouth!
Meterse en camisa de once varas.
To bite off more than you can chew.
Meter mano! Try it! or Go for it, or Do it!
No saber dónde meterse - to not know where to turn
Me has metido en un bien lío. = You have gotten me into a right mess/such a mess.
Me he metido en un lío. = I have gotten myself into a mess.
No me meto para nada ..... No me atrevo
I don´t dare
¡quién le metió esas ideas en la cabeza?! (Who gave him those ideas?)
Meter palos en las ruedas
To throw a throw a spanner in the works
Donde te metes? ------> Where are you ?
Meter paza -----> say bad words for somebody to someone else.
Meter la pata ------> I'm wrong / lost (equivocarse). I lost my way.
Meter miedo a alguien. (Scare someone). Gee these should all be you-know-where.....