Welcome back to our “Idioms of the World” series!
Last week we were in France, remember? Today we continue in Europe, stopping by in Germany.
Idiom – Katzensprung
Meaning – A short distance away
English idiom – A hop, skip and leap away
“A cat’s jump” is in the minority of German idioms in that it doesn’t refer to either beer or sausages. Katzensprung simply means a short distance away, or “a stone’s throw” as we’d say in English. Use whichever one you’d prefer, it’s all sausages to us.