Updated: Mar 13, 2021
wie der Ochse vorm Berg
Phrase: like a dying duck in a thunderstorm
This idiom is used colloquially to refer to someone who looks forlorn, dejected, and resigned. It literally translates to: like the ox in front of the mountain.
Er stand da wie der Ochse vorm Berg, weil er verloren hat. = He stood there like a dying duck in a thunderstorm because he lost.
An ox standing in front of a mountain. Photo: Simon via Pixabay