How to read (transcription):
[PYAT-kaî v grut']
lit.: with a heel into the chest
“Kicking yourself in the chest with your heel” means swearing, proving your case, trying to convince someone of something.
More from "Russian idioms"
to mumble, hum and haw, to procrastinate, to be slow, to linger
throw aside all restraint, let oneself go
(lit. - two boots make a pair)
about people that are alike in many ways, usually negative qualities are implied
lit.: to spin on the tongue When something is "spinning on your tongue", it means you are desperately trying to remember someone's name, a word or expression, but it does not pop up in your memory.
(= сказать пару ласковых слов) to give somebody a nice talking to (telling off), to scold, to reprimand
to expose, to unmask
lit: where the wind blows from what is the cause/reason of the problem/events
(lit. neither sing nor draw) to be unable to act, to be very drunk or too tired