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18:00 Jun 19, 2017
English to French translations [PRO]
Business/Commerce (general)
English term or phrase: “dark horse”
We spoke to xxxx about the secret behind the “dark horse” cloud ERP software company’s recent upbeat times. One key tenet is that the company has lately become a fun place to work, where ideas are thrown out by staffers during the frequent coffee breaks with the top brass (see Figure 1), and where yoga and Zumba classes complement the hard work of software innovation
Thierry37
United States
Local time: 16:30
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Summary of answers provided
5 +5outsider
GILOU
4 +4société .. que personne n'attendait
FX Fraipont
4société / entreprise au succès inattenduDaryo


  

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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
société .. que personne n'attendait


Explanation:
"dark horse
a racehorse, competitor, etc., about whom little is known or who unexpectedly wins. "
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/dark-horse

FX Fraipont
Belgium
Local time: 22:30
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 1215

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M
1 min

agree  Christine HOUDY: "someone who has a surprising ability or skill" http://dictionary.cambridge.org/fr/dictionnaire/anglais/dark...
53 mins

agree  B D Finch: Though the dark horse also keeps quiet about its own skills or achievements.
14 hrs

agree  Petitavoine: Je pense aussi qu'il s'agit de ici de l'idée de bien cacher son jeu.
21 hrs
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36 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +5
outsider


Explanation:
http://www.btb.termiumplus.gc.ca/tpv2alpha/alpha-fra.html?la...

GILOU
France
Local time: 22:30
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 1471

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  mchd
1 hr

agree  Eric77
2 hrs

agree  Nathalie Stewart
4 hrs

disagree  Daryo: shows exactly what's wrong with glossaries MT & Co - a possible meaning but here totally out of context - fits like a star shaped peg in a round hole ...
5 hrs
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agree  Corinne MASKA
6 hrs

disagree  B D Finch: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/fr/dictionnaire/anglais/dark...
13 hrs

agree  Evelyne Targe
15 hrs

agree  writeaway
17 hrs

agree  GeraldineN
18 hrs
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2 days3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
“dark horse” ... company
société / entreprise au succès inattendu


Explanation:
The key point of a "dark horse" is that no one expected it to do so well.

Daryo
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:30
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in SerbianSerbian, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 114
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