An idiom is a phrase that isn’t understandable from just knowing the individual words. In other words, the literal translation doesn’t match up with the figurative meaning. An English example would be “A Dime A Dozen” which means something common and easy to get. As with English idioms, these are phrases that aren’t used in all Spanish speaking countries but they are funny to read.
What it Means: Idiot.
Idiom: Bicho raro.
Translation: Rare bug.
What it Means: Weirdo.
Idiom: Agarrar en curva.
Translation: Grab in curve.
What it Means: To catch off-guard.
Idiom: Está picándose los ojos.
Translation: It is chipping the eyes.
What it Means: To kill time.
Idiom: Pide paros.
Translation: Asks strikes.
What it Means: Ask for favors.
Idiom: Te come el mandado.
Translation: You eat the errand.
What it Means: When someone takes advantage of you.