Gå troll i ord

09:17 Mar 17, 2012
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Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
Norwegian term or phrase: Gå troll i ord
My mind is blanking out at the moment. If anyone could help me out with a corresponding expression in English, it would be much appreciated. :o) Thank you!
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"Troll i ord" means that something might come true and often in a negative way. "Gå troll i ord («det som blir sagt går i oppfyllelse»)" http://decentius.hit.uib.no/lexin.html?ui-lang=nbo&dict=nbo-...

In other words, be careful not to jinx it...

Note added at 1 hr (2012-03-17 10:23:15 GMT)

Note that this is context dependent, so a more formal version might be needed, i.e. "be careful what you say - it might come true".

    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinx
    Reference: http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll
Local time: 18:53
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