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16:38 Feb 22, 2008
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
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English term or phrase: down and up
context:

For the time being, all I’m concerned about is getting down and up the next monumental dune formation

The speaker is testing a 4x4 car in the desert. He is doing activities like climbing hills and dunes with the car.


What does "down and up" mean here? Is it the same as "up and down"? I mean does the speaker mean "climbing down and climbing up"? What confuses me is the order of the phrase, it should have been "up and down"???
Abdelmonem Samir
Local time: 07:06
English translation:down and up
Explanation:
He's obviously standing at the top of the hill, so he's going down first, and then up.

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Note added at 12 mins (2008-02-22 16:50:34 GMT)
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I swear I was going to remind you of that "we all have our stupid moments" if you hadn't done so yourself!!
Wahda b'wahda!
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Nesrin
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:06
Grading comment
Thanks!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +11down and up
Nesrin


  

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3 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +11
down and up


Explanation:
He's obviously standing at the top of the hill, so he's going down first, and then up.

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Note added at 12 mins (2008-02-22 16:50:34 GMT)
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I swear I was going to remind you of that "we all have our stupid moments" if you hadn't done so yourself!!
Wahda b'wahda!

Nesrin
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:06
Native speaker of: Arabic
PRO pts in category: 54
Grading comment
Thanks!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Ahuh! Thanks Nesrin. I remember someone said to me earlier, "we all have our stupid moments" :)


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M: Yes, just another way of looking at a dune!
1 min

agree  Jack Doughty
2 mins

agree  Saleh Dardeer: tit for tat! Good luck!
11 mins

agree  Ken Cox: Indeed. If this were spoken, the intended meaning (down this one and up the next one) would be expressed by intonation or other vocal emphasis. In written text it reflects a conversational style.
22 mins

agree  Cristina Santos
5 hrs

agree  xxxPoveyTrans
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agree  xxxAlfa Trans
17 hrs

agree  Vicky Nash
18 hrs

agree  Patricia Townshend
21 hrs

agree  V_N
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agree  Phong Le
1 day8 hrs
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Feb 22, 2008 - Changes made by Marie-Hélène Hayles:
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