наплести с три короба

Russian idioms


Transcription (the accent is shown in capital letters):

[na-plees-TEE s tree KO-ra-ba]

Translation / meaning:

(lit.: to weave as much as three boxes)

to talk a lot of nonsense, to tell tales, to gossip


  • Наплетут сейчас с три короба, а как только получат вожделенный депутатский мандат, тут же забудут о всех своих обещаниях.
    Now they are giving all sorts of promises, but as soon as they get the coveted deputy mandate, they immediately forget about all their promises.
  • Она тебе наплела с три короба, а ты и поверила.
    She told you tales, and you believed.
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