How to read (transcription):
[ta-ra-KA-ny v ga-la VYE]
lit: cockroaches in the head
We say that everyone has his own cockroaches in the head. The more cockroaches there is, the more strange the person is.
More from "Russian idioms"
~ to cause a backlash, to drop a brick (lit. - to stumble on a rake)
≈ to cut one's teeth on
it beats everything (informal, lit. - to die and not to stand up)
(lit. - what kind of fly has bit you?)
Usually sounds like "кака́я му́ха тебя́/его́/её укуси́ла?". Used to talk about someone in a bad mood or behaving strangely.
(lit. - a cat has cried out) very little of almost nothing
~ and not a bone in the track
to satisfy a little hunger, to have a bite
(lit. - a teaspoon per hour) describes something that is very slow