A Portuguese friend left a comment on one of my Instagram posts today where I was bragging about my skills in (a) pumpkin husbandry and (b) soup wrangling.
“Armado em carapau de corrida!”
Which is like um… Armoured in racing mackerel. Or something.
This took a bit of deciphering but basically I think she thought I was showing off and pretending to be an expert. Fair enough. It seems to be a common expression but I’d never heard it before. There’s an explanation here.