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the dish is locked and loaded

Arabic translation: جاهز

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English term or phrase:lock and load
Arabic translation:جاهز
Entered by: Ala Rabie
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12:17 Aug 11, 2006
English to Arabic translations [PRO]
IT (Information Technology) / satellite dish
English term or phrase: the dish is locked and loaded
a man byes a new sateelite dish, he enters his home and says "All right, dish is locked and loaded!"
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الطبق جاهز
Explanation:
Or 'تم تجهيز الطبق'.
Your translation for 'dish' here overrides of course; طبق, صحن, طبق فضائي, etc.

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Note added at 16 mins (2006-08-11 12:33:32 GMT)
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Originally, 'lock and load' comes from military origins. It is used in daily life conversations to indicate preparedness for action, or preparation of something your would use in action.

"For semi-automatic and automatic weapons, you lock the bolt back before
you load the magazine/clip/belt. This way when the bolt is released
there is a round in the chamber ready to fire.

If you don't lock the bolt back before loading the ammo, you typically
have to cycle the bolt manually before the weapon is ready to fire.
"Lock and load" is a military mnemonic intended to make sure morons
don't go into a firefight wondering why their weapon isn't firing
because they don't have a round in the chamber even though the weapon is
nominally loaded."

http://www.xent.com/pipermail/fork/2002-June/012980.html
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Ala Rabie
Egypt
Local time: 04:39
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5 +7الطبق جاهز
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الطبق جاهز


Explanation:
Or 'تم تجهيز الطبق'.
Your translation for 'dish' here overrides of course; طبق, صحن, طبق فضائي, etc.

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 16 mins (2006-08-11 12:33:32 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Originally, 'lock and load' comes from military origins. It is used in daily life conversations to indicate preparedness for action, or preparation of something your would use in action.

"For semi-automatic and automatic weapons, you lock the bolt back before
you load the magazine/clip/belt. This way when the bolt is released
there is a round in the chamber ready to fire.

If you don't lock the bolt back before loading the ammo, you typically
have to cycle the bolt manually before the weapon is ready to fire.
"Lock and load" is a military mnemonic intended to make sure morons
don't go into a firefight wondering why their weapon isn't firing
because they don't have a round in the chamber even though the weapon is
nominally loaded."

http://www.xent.com/pipermail/fork/2002-June/012980.html

Ala Rabie
Egypt
Local time: 04:39
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in category: 4

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