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16:22 Feb 21, 2005
Dutch to English translations [Non-PRO] Computers: Software
Dutch term or phrase:verder dan zijn neus lang is
Door gebruik te maken van deze ExtendedAttributes laat je de workflow-engine verder kijken ‘dan zijn neus lang is’.
As we're talking about software here, I'm not entirely sure how to translate this. Perhaps 'look a little bit further' or 'further than usual'?
(figuurlijk) niet verder zien / kijken dan zijn neus lang is
be unable to see further than (the end of) one's nose, see no
further than one's nose
As you said, not something a workflow engine would do. It has been a bit carelessly written, giving you a lot of scope. Produces better results than expected, works diligently. Depends on your context what you ultimately come up with.
Marijke Mayer Netherlands Local time: 12:40 Works in field Native speaker of: Dutch