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German to English Idioms / Maxims / Sayings Translation Glossary

German term English translation
Größen aus Politik und Wirtschaft prominent politicians and business leaders
ins Stammbuch schreiben take good note of
kräuseln sich bei mir die Haare it makes me grate my teeth
"Frisch in den Tag" "rise and shine"
"Problematisch wird's erst hinterm Holz... Most guns shoot better than the man behind the trigger
*draufzeig* *pointsfinger*
08/15-(Blondine) ordinary-looking
12-köpfig 12 man
27 ha artgerechter Lebenswandel 27 hectares worth of species-appropriate husbandry
5-fach punkten Earn 5 times the usual points
abgefackeltes Gestell (expression) burnt out creep/burned out creep
abgeklärt dispassionate
Entered by: ibz
abgerissener Künstler unkempt artist
Entered by: monbuckland
abgestimmt coordinated
abkanzeln to put someone down
abschauen to copy; to imitate
Entered by: Rowan Morrell
abstiegsgefährdet in danger of decline
Entered by: Steffen Walter
Agieren mit Programm [Think], plan, and then act
Alles aus einer Küche We take care of everything
Entered by: Rowan Morrell
alles heißt Rezept everything goes (is done) by the book
Alles neu macht der Mai! April showers bring May flowers
allgemein Anerkennung finden to win general acclaim
Entered by: Steffen Walter
als gegeben vorausgesetzt werden to be regarded as a given
Entered by: Steffen Walter
als Hosenträger zusätzlich zum Gürtel in a belt-and-braces approach
alt aussehen lassen yesterday's news, make everything else look so out of date
an den Kragen to attack
an der falschen Stelle sparen trying to save money in the wrong places
Entered by: Eszter Bokor
an der Ursache ansetzen to address the underlying cause
Entered by: Ingo Dierkschnieder
an etwas nicht gelegen sein to be opposed to
Entered by: LP Schumacher
Angst-Musik, Angst-Stimme, Angst-Schrift nerve-jangling/scary + music/voice/font
Anlass nehmen to use (or take) something as an opportunity to
ans Eingemachte gehen it really comes down to the crunch / it's time to really get down to business/to the nitty-gritty/brass tacks
ansatzweise not in the least, which xxx did not mention at all
antasten overwrite
Entered by: martina1974
April der tut, was er will(meaning) it is mostly referring to the unpredictable weather
Außen hui, innen pfui (Finally:) Quality inside!
Außer Spesen nichts gewesen Nothing doing
Entered by: Edith Kelly
Auch aus Steinen, die dir in den Weg gelegt werden, kannst du etwas Schönes bauen Even the stones placed in one\'s path can be made into something beautiful
Entered by: Stephen Sadie
auf Augenhöhe zustande kommen on an equal footing
Entered by: Nicola Wood
auf das Gröbste haken cooperation is seriously inhibited
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