Skarp pen

English translation: Sharp pen

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Danish term or phrase:Skarp pen
English translation:Sharp pen
Entered by: AGDANE

05:09 Jan 19, 2007
Danish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Danish term or phrase: Skarp pen
To have "a sharp pen" is a Danish expression for being an excellent writer.

What is the similar idiom in English?
AGDANE
Local time: 11:25
Sharp pen
Explanation:
Hej igen Anne,
Det hedder faktisk det samme på engelsk. Der er et par eksempler i de vedhængte links.
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Jens Kaestel
Australia
Local time: 11:25
Grading comment
Mange tak for hurtigt og kompetent svar...

Hilsen Anne
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5Sharp pen
Jens Kaestel


  

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Sharp pen


Explanation:
Hej igen Anne,
Det hedder faktisk det samme på engelsk. Der er et par eksempler i de vedhængte links.

Example sentence(s):
  • Few have been spared Mr Lange's sharp pen in My Life, in which he says of his Labour Party cabinet: "Dear God! What a terrible lot of people they were!"
  • Critic with a heart - and a sharp pen

    Reference: http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/sharp-pen-skewers-vain-obsc...
    Reference: http://www.smh.com.au/news/arts/critic-with-a-heart--and-a-s...
Jens Kaestel
Australia
Local time: 11:25
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Mange tak for hurtigt og kompetent svar...

Hilsen Anne
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