Posted by Michael on November 26, 2003
In Reply to: French idiom posted by feep on November 25, 2003
I wasn't on this forum this week, I could have helped as I'm French, but the good answer is already there.
For your info, there is a popular idiom using drowning: "se noyer dans un verre d'eau", which could be translated "to drown in a glass of water". It's a way to tell that somebody is easily overwhelmed by just a minor problem or a barely difficult situation. Also "noyé dans ses pensées" - "drowned in his thoughts", is about somebody momentarily withdrawn or daydreaming.