idiom examples

William Davies wdavies at
Thu Feb 25 04:55:11 UTC 1999

I have consulted a number of references but have been unable to locate any
examples of subject-oriented idioms in Bahasa Indonesia or Malay.  I have
in mind idioms in English such as "the cat is out of the bag", "the fur
will fly", and so on.  If anyone could provide me with a few examples of
such idioms from Indonesian or Malay, I would be most grateful.  Thanks in

Bill Davies
Department of Linguistics
University of Iowa

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