Phrase of the week: wie der Ochse vorm Berg
Updated: Nov 7, 2020
By Katarina Ristic
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.