Transcription (the accent is shown in capital letters):
[s PYE-naî u rta]
Translation / meaning:
lit.: with foam around the mouth
Used when someone is eagerly trying to prove something.
More from "Russian idioms"
hold one's tongue
eating a lot of delicious food
(lit.) needed as a dog needs fifth leg describes unnecessary, needless, useless things or actions (≈ one needs this like a fish needs a bicycle)
describes something unnecessary, needless, useless (≈ somebody needs it like a fish needs a bicycle)
to totally obey someone, to do everything he/she says
with a sinking heart
lit. 'how many summers, how many winters', means 'long time no see'.
don't look a gift horse in the mouth