Yiddish: He has a fly in his throat and wants to drown it.

‏ער האָט אַ פֿליג אין האַלדז און וויל זי דערטרינקען.

Er hot a flig in haldz un vil zi dertrinken.

He has a fly in his throat and wants to drown it.

He has a tickle in his throat—used as an excuse to drink.  SOURCE: Furman, Yidishe Shprikhverter un Rednsartn.

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