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03:34 Feb 15, 2005
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English to Portuguese translations [Non-PRO]
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English term or phrase: See that it doesn't get the better of you again.
Um delegado falando para o bandido: "You have a big eye and a long throat. See that it doesn't get the better of you again". Ele fala isso enquanto o ameaça com um cigarro aceso.
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5tem cuidado (para) que não seja outra vez a tua ruina
Paula Vaz-Carreiro
4tem cuidado, não vá ela trair-te outra vez
Paula Pereira Fernandes
4cuida para que ela (a garganta) não te explore de novorhandler


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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
see that it doesn't get the better of you again.
tem cuidado (para) que não seja outra vez a tua ruina


Explanation:
Ter um "big eye" quer dizer estar sempre á procura de coisas para roubar.
Ter uma "long throat" quer dizer que ele tem um bom pescoço para se lhe por uma corda á volta e enforca-lo. Portanto o delegado está a avisa-lo de que essas suas 'qualidades' podem vir a ser a sua propria derrota.
'to get the better of something or someone' quer dizer bater ou derrotar uma coisa ou uma pessoa.
'to see that something happens or doesn't happen' é um aviso ' tem cuidado'
HTH

Paula Vaz-Carreiro
Local time: 12:28
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8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
see that it doesn't get the better of you again.
cuida para que ela (a garganta) não te explore de novo


Explanation:
A referência ao olho que tudo vê não justifica a ameaça, que só pode dever-se ao que a garganta produziu, ou seja, ao que o bandido disse.

rhandler
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12 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
see that it doesn't get the better of you again.
tem cuidado, não vá ela trair-te outra vez


Explanation:
:)

Paula Pereira Fernandes
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Local time: 12:28
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