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"like a frog on the spring"

Posted by RRC on June 13, 2006

In Reply to: "Like a frog on the spring" posted by Lucia on June 13, 2006

: Hi I'm looking not for a meaning but for a phrase. In Slovak, when someone has information in his hands and is not willing to share it, we say he's "like a frog on the spring". I need to find a similar phrase in English.

: Help anyone?

Is your frog on a coiled-up spring ready to burst, a bouncy spring, or on a body of water that rises from the ground? Does he want to keep the secret, is he having a hard time keeping a secret, would he like to tell the secret but can't? Any particular reason why it's a frog and not a whale or a lion or a wildebeest?