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    Are These Really Common Russian Idioms

    This site claims that these are some well-knowen russian idioms. Is that correct?

    Well-known Russian idioms | Russia Beyond The Headlines

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    Yes, they are known by everybody.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    "Как об стенку горох" -- usually it's "как об стенку горохом", in my experience.

    "Набра́ть в рот воды" -- the word order is a bit off. In the idiom it's usually "воды в рот набрать" or "в рот воды набрать".

    But yes, all of them are very common.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E-learner View Post
    "Как об стенку горох" -- usually it's "как об стенку горохом", in my experience.
    Quite the opposite, according to my experience
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    Мне кажется или диктор подкаста произносит букву "с" как-то... чересчур?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanstraiten View Post
    Мне кажется или диктор подкаста произносит букву "с" как-то... чересчур?)
    Nope, it's fine. But the microphone's quality might have been better. And there was little need to read each and every sentence with such an exaggerated intonation.

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