мыть кости / перемывать косточки

Russian idioms


Transcription (the accent is shown in capital letters):

[myt' KOS-tee / pye-rye-my-VAT' KOS-tach-kee]

Translation / meaning:

(lit.: to wash the bones)

to gossip, to discuss someone behind his back


  • Собравшись вместе, подруги, как обычно, начали мыть кости своим мужьям.
    Having gathered together, the girlfriends, as usual, began to discuss their husbands.
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