чёрт ногу сломит

Russian idioms


Transcription (the accent is shown in capital letters):

[chyort NO-gu SLO-meet]

Translation / meaning:

(lit.: the devil will break his leg)

(it’s) unclear, confusing or messy

~ сan’t make heads or tails


  • В квартире чёрт ногу сломит, грязь, пыль, все в штукатурке, краской воняет.
    In the apartment, there is a total mess: dirt, dust, everything is in plaster, it stinks of paint.
  • В ваших рассуждениях чёрт ногу сломит.
    In your reasoning is extremely confusing.
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