one foot raised in flight

Arabic translation: توجس/رهبة/فزع/خيفة

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English term or phrase:one foot raised in flight
Arabic translation:توجس/رهبة/فزع/خيفة
Entered by: Ashraf Aly

06:14 Aug 15, 2019
English to Arabic translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / short story
English term or phrase: one foot raised in flight
But that is a mistake. I know even before I wake up. Who ever knew a Johnson with a quick tongue? Who can even imagine me looking a strange white man in the eye? It seems to me I have talked to them always with one foot raised in flight, with my head fumed in whichever way is farthest from them. Dee, though. She would always look anyone in the eye. Hesitation was no part of her nature.
Saria Al-Baroudi
Syria
توجس/رهبة/فزع/خيفة
Explanation:
The phrase suggests that the narrator senses something pretty threatening, maybe even violent, about white men with whom she interacts.

تعبير يدل على خوف المتحدث او توجسه فيمكن أن نقول مثلا

بدى لى و كأنى أتحدث إليهم بتوجس و انا بعيدة كل البعد عنهم

Hope this helps:)
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Ashraf Aly
United Kingdom
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توجس/رهبة/فزع/خيفة


Explanation:
The phrase suggests that the narrator senses something pretty threatening, maybe even violent, about white men with whom she interacts.

تعبير يدل على خوف المتحدث او توجسه فيمكن أن نقول مثلا

بدى لى و كأنى أتحدث إليهم بتوجس و انا بعيدة كل البعد عنهم

Hope this helps:)

Ashraf Aly
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:04
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Bisher Asil: This is correct, it means that your leg is already up so if something happens you can escape quickly
9 hrs
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agree  Khalid Idris
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agree  Islam Sakr
1 day 14 hrs
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