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die Zügel beherzt schießen lassen

English translation: give it free rein

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German term or phrase:die Zügel beherzt schießen lassen
English translation:give it free rein
Entered by: Dr. Fred Thomson
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20:01 Sep 13, 2007
German to English translations [PRO]
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German term or phrase: die Zügel beherzt schießen lassen
This term appears in the following sentence, where a comparison is being drawn with Alan Greenspan's actions in 1987 and 1998 and those of Bernanke in the current crisis.
Damals (1987/1998), unter der Führung Alan Greenspans, liess die Fed die geldpolitishen Zügel jeweils behertz schiessen.
caitriona
Local time: 06:24
give its head
Explanation:
Could it be beherzt, not beherz?
give its spirited head; allow it to go whereever it pleases.

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Note added at 7 mins (2007-09-13 20:08:12 GMT)
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to let it take its natural course

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Note added at 8 mins (2007-09-13 20:09:17 GMT)
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to let it valiently take its (natural) course.

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Note added at 31 mins (2007-09-13 20:32:42 GMT)
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Sure, the market can be given free rein by someone who (presumably) has some control over it.
One can possibly "courageously give the market free rein."
Selected response from:

Dr. Fred Thomson
United States
Local time: 23:24
Grading comment
Many thanks Fred - you set the ball rolling. I went with free rein in the end. Regards Caitriona
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3 +2give its head
Dr. Fred Thomson


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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
behertz schiessen
give its head


Explanation:
Could it be beherzt, not beherz?
give its spirited head; allow it to go whereever it pleases.

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Note added at 7 mins (2007-09-13 20:08:12 GMT)
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to let it take its natural course

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Note added at 8 mins (2007-09-13 20:09:17 GMT)
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to let it valiently take its (natural) course.

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Note added at 31 mins (2007-09-13 20:32:42 GMT)
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Sure, the market can be given free rein by someone who (presumably) has some control over it.
One can possibly "courageously give the market free rein."

Dr. Fred Thomson
United States
Local time: 23:24
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 22
Grading comment
Many thanks Fred - you set the ball rolling. I went with free rein in the end. Regards Caitriona

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Stefanie Reinhold: Yes, with free rein
5 hrs
  -> Thanks, Stefan

agree  Camilla Seifert: Also agree with free rein
8 hrs
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Changes made by editors
Sep 24, 2007 - Changes made by Dr. Fred Thomson:
Created KOG entryKudoZ term » KOG term
Sep 14, 2007 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Term askedbehertz schiessen » die Zügel beherzt schießen lassen
Field (specific)Finance (general) » Idioms / Maxims / Sayings


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