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run rings round

German translation: jdn. vorführen o. jdn. (locker) in die Tasche stecken (ugs)/ jdm. seine Grenzen aufzeigen

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17:03 Mar 15, 2007
English to German translations [PRO]
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings / civil service
English term or phrase: run rings round
Sir Humphrey Appleby, the wily permanent secretary at the top of the Department of Administrative Affairs, ran rings round James Hacker, the hapless politician in "Yes Minister" the 1980s television sitcom

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German translation:jdn. vorführen o. jdn. (locker) in die Tasche stecken (ugs)/ jdm. seine Grenzen aufzeigen
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Local time: 23:27
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Vielen Dank!
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4 +2jdn. vorführen o. jdn. (locker) in die Tasche stecken (ugs)/ jdm. seine Grenzen aufzeigenxxxtranstrain


  

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14 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
jdn. vorführen o. jdn. (locker) in die Tasche stecken (ugs)/ jdm. seine Grenzen aufzeigen


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xxxtranstrain
Local time: 23:27
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 7
Grading comment
Vielen Dank!

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