[brat’ s potolka]
To take something from the ceiling.
To allege something without sufficient factual grounds; to say something without thinking, at random.
Cf. To make something up; to talk through one’s hat.
A sore spot.
A matter that easily upsets one or about which one is sensitive; something that causes anxiety.
Cf. A sore/tender spot; a touchy subject.
[bluzhdat’ v pot’ornkakh]
To grope in the dark.
To be without knowledge in some particular matter; to understand something vaguely; to act blindly.
Cf. To be in the dark about something.