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15:10 Oct 20, 2007
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
English term or phrase: sailing close to the wind
Knowing that he's sailing close to the wind he reacts to close down the only witness who can draw the lines together, by ordering a hit on her.
georgeleon
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Summary of answers provided
5 +1jugando con fuego / metiéndose en la boca del lobo
Darío
4 +1sabiendo que estaba a punto de ser expuesto...
Lydia De Jorge
4Consciente de que está arriesgando mucho, [...]
Ángel Domínguez
4en peligro / navegando contra la corriente
Marina56


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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
en peligro / navegando contra la corriente


Explanation:
La primera frase es una interpretación, la segunda sería una traducción casi textual. espero te sean de ayuda.

Marina56
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8 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
Consciente de que está arriesgando mucho, [...]


Explanation:
Tienes una explicación en el enlace que he puesto.
Suerte...

O:-)



    Reference: http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/sail+close+to+t...
Ángel Domínguez
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
jugando con fuego / metiéndose en la boca del lobo


Explanation:
Creo que esta frase requiere un modismo equivalente en español... :-)

Darío
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agree  Ximena P. Aguilar
5 hrs
  -> Gracias, Ximena.
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
sabiendo que estaba a punto de ser expuesto...


Explanation:
sugg

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Note added at 2 hrs (2007-10-20 18:10:15 GMT)
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o delatado

Lydia De Jorge
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agree  LadyofArcadia
2 hrs
  -> Gracias!!!
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Nov 6, 2007 - Changes made by Fabio Descalzi:
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