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Portuguese translation: virar contra

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English term or phrase:Turn on
Portuguese translation:virar contra
Entered by: Jorge Freire
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10:03 Sep 9, 2006
English to Portuguese translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Cinema, Film, TV, Drama / Slang talk between father and son
English term or phrase: Turn on
This is a conversation between father and son (both are thieves) and the father is advising:

Dad used to say "When you life revolves around stealing other peoples' dimes, don't be surprised if it turns on one every now and then."

My question here is: do you think "turn on" here means entusiasmar, or have you got any other suggestion?
Teresa Bento
Portugal
Local time: 17:51
virar contra
Explanation:
Neste contexto: ...não te admires que, volta e meia, isso se vire contra ti...
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Jorge Freire
Local time: 17:51
Grading comment
Obrigada a todos, especialmente ao Jorge ;)
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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5 +5virar contra
Jorge Freire


  

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +5
turn on
virar contra


Explanation:
Neste contexto: ...não te admires que, volta e meia, isso se vire contra ti...

Jorge Freire
Local time: 17:51
Native speaker of: Portuguese
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Obrigada a todos, especialmente ao Jorge ;)

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