Mistranslated proverbs: Answers
Of the hand to mouth, one lose often the soup.
There is many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip.
Meaning: do not take eventual success for granted. Things can go wrong even when it looks simple.
‘twixt = between
To look for a needle in a hay bundle.
To look for a needle in a haystack.
Meaning: To look for something that is very hard to find. Especially because of a lot of clutter or too much data.
To be as a fish into the water.
To be a fish out of water.
Meaning: to be in a situation or place with which you are unfamiliar and uncomfortable.