A new word or phrase from the Hans Wehr dictionary, every Wednesday.
جثم على صدره (ṣadrihi) to weigh heavily on s.o.’s soul (problem, difficulty)
Example: “ظَلَّت تُفَكِّرُ في المُعْضِلَةِ التي كانَت تَجْثُم عَلى صَدْرِها”
Translation: “she kept thinking about the dilemma that was weighing heavily on her soul”
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