Abstriche machen



to make concessions
(Though the noun doesn't mean that anymore, the idea of the phrase comes from the notion of crossing things off a list because you can't have them)

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Word of the Day - "streichen"

A fun look at the family of "streichen" and what painting your wall has to do with emphasis, petting your cat and pranks.


streichen, durchstreichen, der Strich, der Aufstrich, der Abstrich, streicheln, der Streich

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Root: *streig-
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