Idioms from Kerala

Tried all 18 tricks
Tried all 18 tricks is a popular Malayalam Idiom means you have failed to something or accomplish something. When I was repairing the machine I had to try all 18 tricks.

Eat the Appam: don’t count the holes in it.
Appam is a rice cake eaten in the State of Kerala with chicken or mutton curry. As an Idiom it means accept something without raising objections. When I was buying a second-hand car the dealer said to me eat the Appam: don’t count the holes in it

The Rose in your garden doesn’t smell
The Rose in your garden doesn’t smell is a popular idiom in Malayalam which means you are not satisfied with your life and surroundings and you want to seek greener pastures elsewhere. If the Rose in your garden does not smell, seek a new dwelling.

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