the duration of the pothole

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English term or phrase:the duration of the pothole
French translation:la durée du creux
Entered by: Christine Cramay-Valentini

07:55 Jan 18, 2021
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English to French translations [PRO]
Marketing - Wine / Oenology / Viticulture
English term or phrase: the duration of the pothole
Wineries are facing unprecedented challenges, both in terms of immediate operational obstacles such as how to pay employees now that sales have slowed, as well as medium-term threats such as how to hang on to clients that may well be re-evaluating portfolios and reducing numbers of suppliers. Added to all this is the uncertainty about **the duration of the “pothole”**—the period of quarantine that has closed restaurants and brought travel to a standstill—and of the pace and character of the recovery.

Quel sens donner à "pothole" ici?
Merci pour votre aide.
Christine
Christine Cramay-Valentini
Italy
Local time: 05:19


Summary of answers provided
4 +2marasme
Philippe Barré
4gouffre (financier/économique)
Saeed Najmi
3la durée de la dépression/trou noir
DalvaTrad
4 -2Fissures/cassures
Nathaly Beaudelot


Discussion entries: 2





  

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16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -2
Fissures/cassures


Explanation:
La vision des nids de poule expriment bien une infrastructure fragilisée avec des dommages directement visibles - pas nécessairement irréparables car en surface (pour commencer)

Nathaly Beaudelot
Ireland
Local time: 04:19
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  david henrion: comment des fissures/cassures pourraient-elles avoir une durée ?
46 mins

disagree  Barbara Carrara: Avez vous lu le texte source ?
22 hrs
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
gouffre (financier/économique)


Explanation:
rester engloutis au fond du gouffre ou du fossé

Example sentence(s):
  • Le coût élevé du fioul routier a poussé les entreprises de transport au bord du gouffre.Europarl

    Reference: http://https://dictionnaire.lerobert.com/definition/gouffre
    Reference: http://https://www.linternaute.fr/dictionnaire/fr/definition...
Saeed Najmi
Morocco
Local time: 04:19
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in FrenchFrench
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
marasme


Explanation:
marasme : "état stagnant de l'activité économique"


    Reference: http://www.cnrtl.fr/lexicographie/marasme
Philippe Barré
France
Local time: 05:19
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Frederic Pisvin
10 hrs
  -> Merci Frederic.

agree  Antoine Wicquart
1 day 6 mins
  -> Merci Antoine.
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8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
la durée de la dépression/trou noir


Explanation:
Une suggestion... évidemment au sens économique (mais pas que) du terme

DalvaTrad
France
Local time: 05:19
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in ItalianItalian
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