1) ‘Die beleidigte Wurst spielen’: To “act the insulted liver sausage” means to go off in a sulk. The meaning hails from the Middle Ages, when people believed a person's liver was the core of the emotions, in particular anger. If upset a person's liver was insulted. After this theory was dispelled the idiom took on another meaning. All the sausages would be cooking in the pot and the last one to be taken out was the liver sausage, at which point it would burst with anger and indignation.