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HECHTSUPPE – (lit. pike soup) strong draught or wind.
“Dit zieht wie ne Hechtsuppe!” – there’s strong draught in here; it’s really windy.
(Good and tasty soup needs time to simmer on the stove for a while. But fish soup, in this case pike, needs particularly long to become truly delicious and to develop a nice, strong taste. Hence the phrase. Which comes, by the way, from Yiddish.)