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Phrase of the week: auf/hinter dem Mond leben

Updated: Mar 5, 2021

auf/hinter dem Mond leben

phrasal idiom: to have been living under a rock


This idiom literally translates as ‘to live on/behind the moon’ and is used to refer to someone who is out of touch with the world, and not up to date with the current, real, situation.

  • Man muss schon hinter dem Mond leben, um nicht zu wissen, wer Angela Merkel ist. = You have to have been living under a rock to not know who Angela Merkel is.

The moon. Photo: Susan Cipriano via Pixabay


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