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|English to Bulgarian translations [PRO]|
Art/Literary - Cinema, Film, TV, Drama / Cinema
|English term or phrase: The last little corporal who tried came a cropper.|
|One of the memorable quotes from the movie 'The Battle of Britain', 1969.|
The British Ambassador to Switzerland's response to a German ultimatum:"We're not easily frightened. Also we know how hard it is for an army to cross the Channel – ///the last little corporal who tried came a cropper. /// So don't threaten and dictate to us until you're marching up Whitehall! And even then we won't listen!"
Could anyone comment on this particular sentence please? It must have been taken from somewhere, I mean from a proverb or from a past event. Basically, I get the meaning but yet I seem to be missing something.
Thank you very much in advance.
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|Благодаря ви, колега. Трябваше да се сетя, че е замесен отново Наполеон. :-0)|
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