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10:33 Oct 27, 2002
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase:Das kommt gar nicht in die Tüte!
I know what this idiom means, of course, but in my context, it's meant both idiomatically and literally, at the top of a poster forbidding the sale of alcohol to people under 18. What Im trying to say is, here it isn't just an idiomatic expression for "No way!", but also means quite literally that young people shouldn't put alcohol in their shopping bags. Now I'm searching for a snappy idiomatic expression in English with a similar effect. I've mulled over various English idioms involving shopping receptacles, like "it's in the bag" or "off his trolley" ( ! ), with the intention of twisting them to fit my own ends, but am decidedly lacking in inspiration. Can anyone out there help?