October 6, 2012

Idioms Involving मारना

The verb मारना can mean “to beat”, “to strike”, “to kill”, etc.

However, it is used in several idioms that don’t necessarily connote violence.

लाइन (“line”) मारना – to flirt
गप मारना – to chat or gossip
बदबू मारना – to emit a stench, to stink
पाद मारना – to fart
मक्खी मारना – literally, “to kill flies”, figuratively, “to waste time” / “to be idle”