diumenge, 26 d’agost de 2007

To be (/remain) more bitter than a lupin field

Val. «Estar (/Quedar-se) més amarg que un tramussar»

It means 'to exit damaged or harmed from a situation'. I actually don't know why Valencians use that set phrase, because lupin beans aren't bitter at all (but maybe the lupin plant has bitter taste).

* see definitions for lupin at Wordreference.