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English translation: within the bounds of common sense; within reasonable limits

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Romanian term or phrase:în limitele bunului simţ
English translation:within the bounds of common sense; within reasonable limits
Entered by: Tatiana Neamţu
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17:59 Feb 21, 2008
Romanian to English translations [PRO]
Human Resources
Romanian term or phrase: în limitele bunului simţ
Folosirea aparaturii de birou în interes personal se va face în limitele bunului simţ.

pentru bun simţ mă gândesc că pot spune common sense, însă aş vrea o expresie foarte elegantă (British:D) pentru tot.

Mulţumesc!
Tatiana Neamţu
Romania
Local time: 09:24
within the bounds of common sense; within reasonable limits
Explanation:
They both work in British English, I promise :) "Common sense" sounds fine. With "reasonable limits" you could use the verb "kept" - i.e. "kept within reasonable limits".

"Employers with an exceptionally good safety record should not be considered admirable, since they could just be wasting money and overcharging customers. The test would not be how safe can everything be, but how safe should it be **within the bounds of common sense**. If a charity fete or construction site or historic castle is regularly way below its accident target, it would suggest that money is being wasted and no one had the courage to take a risk."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,2108744,00....

"...teaching and consultancy, which should be voluntary, acceptable to the funding agency, and kept **within reasonable limits**, may also assist with an individual's career development. External teaching and consultancy must be notified to the Head of Department before being undertaken"
http://wwws-a.ucl.ac.uk/hr/docs/crs_career_mment_schme.php
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Peter Shortall
Local time: 07:24
Grading comment
Sigur! "bounds of common sense". Brilliant şi very British. :) Mulţumesc mult!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3 +10within the bounds of common sense; within reasonable limits
Peter Shortall


  

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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +10
within the bounds of common sense; within reasonable limits


Explanation:
They both work in British English, I promise :) "Common sense" sounds fine. With "reasonable limits" you could use the verb "kept" - i.e. "kept within reasonable limits".

"Employers with an exceptionally good safety record should not be considered admirable, since they could just be wasting money and overcharging customers. The test would not be how safe can everything be, but how safe should it be **within the bounds of common sense**. If a charity fete or construction site or historic castle is regularly way below its accident target, it would suggest that money is being wasted and no one had the courage to take a risk."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,2108744,00....

"...teaching and consultancy, which should be voluntary, acceptable to the funding agency, and kept **within reasonable limits**, may also assist with an individual's career development. External teaching and consultancy must be notified to the Head of Department before being undertaken"
http://wwws-a.ucl.ac.uk/hr/docs/crs_career_mment_schme.php

Peter Shortall
Local time: 07:24
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 20
Grading comment
Sigur! "bounds of common sense". Brilliant şi very British. :) Mulţumesc mult!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Maria Diaconu
2 mins
  -> Mulţumesc, Maria!

agree  anamaria bulgariu
17 mins
  -> Mulţumesc, Anamaria!

agree  andreea irimia
20 mins
  -> Mulţumesc, Andreea!

agree  Cristina Moldovan do Amaral
23 mins
  -> Mulţumesc, Cristina!

agree  Ede Lungu
30 mins
  -> Mulţumesc, Ede!

agree  Mary Stefan: common sense
56 mins
  -> Mulţumesc, Mary!

agree  Anca Nitu: within reasonable limits
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  -> Mulţumesc, Anca!

agree  Nina Iordache
16 hrs

agree  Oana Apetrei
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agree  RODICA CIOBANU
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