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14:56 Aug 3, 2006
English to Arabic translations [PRO] Idioms / Maxims / Sayings / could be an odiom/could be not
English term or phrase:trough a bag of chips
while driving, a man says": i feel i'm flying" his friend relpies ": i go faster than this through a bag of chips" .
is it an idiom, or it just means hile i'm eating chips. if it's an idiom, i need it in arabic please
Explanation: أعتقد أن المقصود هنا هو السخرية من المستمع لكونه يقود السيارة ببطء، وليس المقصود هو أن القائل يمكنه القيادة أثناء تناوله كيس من البطاطس، بل هو مجرد تشبيه
Mohamed Elsayed Local time: 05:32 Works in field Native speaker of: Arabic PRO pts in category: 4
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أثناء تناول كيس من شرائح البطاطس
Explanation: أستطيع القيادة أسرع من ذلك وأنا آكل كيسا من الشبس
i.e. while being distracted and relaxed. not that he "eats a packet of chips faster than that", as Zeinab suggest, simply because they're not talking about a certain distance done in certain time. the driver is still driving while this statement is made, and he thinks that he's so fast as if he were flying.