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patinando, patinar

English translation: making no headway / just treading water

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Portuguese term or phrase:patinando, patinar
English translation:making no headway / just treading water
Entered by: Bett
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11:44 Apr 30, 2008
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Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc. / conversas informais
Portuguese term or phrase: patinando, patinar
"O pouco que entrava, eu investia na empresa. E o carro que tinha, vendeu para botar o dinheiro na empresa. Então você vê o outro rapidamente crescendo, e a gente: parece que patinando. "
Bett
Local time: 23:20
making no headway / just treading water
Explanation:
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Isabel Peck
Portugal
Local time: 03:20
Grading comment
thank you
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4 +5making no headway / just treading water
Isabel Peck


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making no headway / just treading water


Explanation:
Duas opções.

Isabel Peck
Portugal
Local time: 03:20
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
thank you

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