What is the German equivalent to the idiom under someone's thumb. Even if not exactly, is there any phrase having similar meaning?
Both colloquial terms "Triefnase", and "Rotznase" translate with "runny nose". However when used as an invective they seem to have very different meanings "Diese Triefnasen haben immer noch kein ...
I hear people say: "Mein lieber Scholli, das war knapp!" What does "Scholli" mean in this context? Is using this idiom in any way offensive or insulting?