scruff of the neck

15:06 Mar 11, 2018
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English to Arabic translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: scruff of the neck
Every generation, someone comes along that takes the sport by the scruff of the neck.

All of a sudden, somebody came out of the blue who dragged the image of the game up by the scruff of the neck.

The meaning of this idiom is: If you take something by the scruff on the neck, you take complete control of it.
I think the meaning is acceptable in the first sentence not in the second.

Any suggestions?

Samer Jaatoul
Local time: 01:13

Summary of answers provided
5مؤخرة العنق
Sarah Hamed
2(غيّر مسار اللعبة /المباراة (بالقوة
Ayman Massoud



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مؤخرة العنق

scruff of the neck

Note added at 42 mins (2018-03-11 15:49:02 GMT)

I think the meaning in first sentence: يمسك بزمام الللعبة/ المباراة but in second means مؤخرة العنق.

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  • مؤخر
Sarah Hamed
Local time: 07:13
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in category: 32
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Asker: أتصلح في سياق الجملة الثانية؟

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(غيّر مسار اللعبة /المباراة (بالقوة

غيّر مجرى الأمور-
(غير مسار المباراة/اللعبة (بالقوة roughly /strongly
أو تحكم فيها ...

Note added at 49 mins (2018-03-11 15:55:50 GMT)

My translation: 2
وفجأة, ظهر شخص من العدم ليغيّر مسار (اللعبة-المباراة- الأمر"حسب السياق") بالقوة
وفجأة, ظهر شخص من العدم ليتحكم في زمام الأمور
والله أعلم

Ayman Massoud
Local time: 07:13
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Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in category: 36
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