"Yeah, it’s the milk, dude." (Happy body language and faces)
Haha, this is a translated little part of a conversation I heard the other day.
And I was like eeeh. I see no milk anywhere? Where’s the milk? And why do they seem over the moon about this invisible milk they are talking about?
So, some research had to be done and a little trip to wordreference.com was in order. And there I found that when something is the milk, it means that it’s something supercool. Fantastic, incredible, brilliant.
But, if it wasn’t confusing enough, the same expression used to say that something is all of the above, can also be used in a negative context too.
Found an example:
"Juan es la leche. Nunca cumple sus promesas"
"Juan es la leche. Siempre me hace reír" .
Juan is the milk, he never fulfills his promises. Or Juan is the milk, he always makes me laugh.
Haha! I really do have fun learning this language, and I realize more and more how important it is to learn expressions, cause they are used a lot and many of them have literally no meaning to me.
Do you have a similar milky expression where you come from? ...