run out the clock

Dutch translation: de zaak traineren tot verkiezingsdag

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English term or phrase:run out the clock
Dutch translation:de zaak traineren tot verkiezingsdag
Entered by: Barend van Zadelhoff

20:00 Oct 22, 2016
English to Dutch translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Government / Politics
English term or phrase: run out the clock
On the Friday night press call, a senior Trump aide contrasted the unveiling of proposals at such a symbolic venue with the actions of the Clinton campaign, who the aide said were “going to sit on their lead, they are going run out the clock”.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/22/donald-trump...


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Leo Viëtor
Netherlands
Local time: 06:22
de zaak traineren tot verkiezingsdag
Explanation:
'traineren' past misschien beter

gaan op hun lauweren rusten en de zaak traineren tot verkiezingsdag

de zaak traineren tot verkiezingsdag --> proberen tegenstander geen kansen te geven tot verkiezingsdag
I.p.v. zelf actief campagne te voeren de verdere campage van de tegenstander frustreren

Overigens gaan de democraten niet 'sit on their lead'
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Barend van Zadelhoff
Netherlands
Local time: 06:22
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Dank-je-wel!
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de zaak traineren tot verkiezingsdag


Explanation:
'traineren' past misschien beter

gaan op hun lauweren rusten en de zaak traineren tot verkiezingsdag

de zaak traineren tot verkiezingsdag --> proberen tegenstander geen kansen te geven tot verkiezingsdag
I.p.v. zelf actief campagne te voeren de verdere campage van de tegenstander frustreren

Overigens gaan de democraten niet 'sit on their lead'

Barend van Zadelhoff
Netherlands
Local time: 06:22
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in category: 10
Grading comment
Dank-je-wel!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Natasha Ziada: overigens zou ik niet de term 'op hun lauweren rusten' gebruiken - die suggereert dat de overwinning al behaald is
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  -> 'op hun lauweren rusten' was niet te letterlijk bedoeld, meer om het idee weer te geven. Ik kon niet zo gauw iets beters bedenken. 'vasthouden voorsprong' heb ik ook overwogen, maar was niet zeker.
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