German Idioms and Tongue Twisters with the letter U

Following on from last month’s blog post about German Idioms and Tongue Twisters with the letter T, here are some more, this time with the letter U:

Übung macht den Meister.
Practice makes perfect.

Unter dem Pantoffel stehen
To be under the thumb

Sie stecken unter einer Decke.
They are in cahoots.

„Ich bring dich um die Ecke!“
“I’m going to kill you!”

Über den Tellerrand schauen
To see the bigger picture

And some extra idioms that you won’t find in the video:

Unter Blinden ist der Einäugige König
To stand out doesn’t neccessarily imply/require perfection

unter Dach und Fach
done and dusted

Now it’s your turn to try this tongue twisters. How fast can you say them?

In Ulm, um Ulm und um Ulm herum.

Glücklich ist der Tourist, wenn er auf einer Tour ist und in einer Tour isst.

If you wish, you can watch the video and see how Steven copes with pronouncing the idioms and working out what they mean.

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Alternatively, can you think of ways to use these idioms in your German speaking or writing?

Do you know any German idioms with the letter U that I could have added to this list? And which idiom is your favourite?

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