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Definition

when someone else reaps the benefits of your hard work

Usage

bittu: yaar i got promoted as manger!
raghu: but,tere presentations to pintu ne banaya tha!
"mehnat kare murga anda khaye fakir!"
Added 2013-01-08 by paapipandit

Root

Hindi

Region

All India
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Definition

Literally means, "sweeten one's mouth", this expression does not involve non-veg activities, although even those could sweeten mouths. This is a lyrical description of the Indian tradition of quickly rushing to the nearest mithai fellow and buying a box of assorted sweets - some of which are green, some beige, some light grey, some with silver foil on them, but all taste pretty much the same - on the arrival of any good news. (Not necessarily good news, even passing an exam, India winning a cricket match, finding of an alliance, starting a new business, a birthday, a promotion, a girl saying yes when you propose)

Usage

"Oye, Pappu pass ho gaya! Muh meetha karo!"
Added 2012-06-20 by TNagarTornado

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Categories

Food and Drink

Definition

Middle class Indian kids of the '70s & '80s heard this phrase so often from their parents, their ears just shriveled up & fell off.

Usually serves as a good start to a severe finger-waggin' lecture; works great as its culmination too. Especially if you made the mistake of confessing that you lost your pencil/ eraser/ waterbottle/white shoes/name badge in school.

And *shuddderrr*. God help you if you say you want to BUY something. Yabba!

Usage

Gautam: Ma, i need new shoes. Mine are small for me..
Mom: Money doesnt grow on trees
Gautam: ..and my Lekhak notebook is over..
Dad: Money doesnt grow on trees
Gautam: ...my uniform is 2 sizes small for me...
Mom: Money doesnt grow on trees
Gautam: Pay my school fees!
Dad: Money doesnt grow on trees
Gautam: ...im hungry, can I have my dinner?
Mom: Money doesnt grow on trees

And so on...

Added 2011-12-04 by poori
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Definition

Mandakini: The act of getting in under any water source while wearing clothes that are prone to transparency

Usage

She did off full mandakini at water kingdom
Added 2011-11-23 by MahaGyaani

Root

Unknown

Region

All India

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Definition

While this is not an Indian word, it belongs to the category of words/phrases that are overly erudite in other parts of the world but somehow used very nonchalantly in common speech in India. We have no beggars in India, only mendicants! Also used as a common curse like bandicoot when someone wants to deride someone else in a stern but playful way.

Usage

Mother: What is wrong with you Sita? Why did you put all the coconut oil into the fish fry? Bleddy mendicant!
Added 2011-07-16 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

bleddy, Bandicoot