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21:49 Aug 4, 2001
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Marketing
Dutch term or phrase: De krenten uit de pap
Geen. De krenten uit de pap.
xxxJ Lewis
English translation:this is a Dutch saying
Explanation:
"Alleen de krenten uit de pap willen eten"

This basically means you only want the good parts out of something.

Hope this helps :)

Christa


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Summary of answers provided
nato have the cake and eat it.
Dave Greatrix
nathis is a Dutch saying
txaccuracy
nathe best bits
Davorka Grgic
naThe raisins from the pie ...
Alexander Schleber


  

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54 mins
The raisins from the pie ...


Explanation:
This seems to be a fragment that's difficult to place.
krenten = currants
pap = porridge
So literally it would be "the currants from the porridge".
But I have never heard of that expression, but have heard "the raisins from the pie", used to mean taking the best out of something.

HTH

Alexander Schleber
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the best bits


Explanation:
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Davorka Grgic
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1 day 9 hrs
this is a Dutch saying


Explanation:
"Alleen de krenten uit de pap willen eten"

This basically means you only want the good parts out of something.

Hope this helps :)

Christa





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2 days 9 hrs
to have the cake and eat it.


Explanation:
If your looking for a phrase that would be typically english to match this one then try this.

Dave Greatrix
United Kingdom
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