quick off the mark

Italian translation: scattare subito / non darsi per vinto

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English term or phrase:quick off the mark
Italian translation:scattare subito / non darsi per vinto
Entered by: nronzini (X)

09:39 Jan 22, 2001
English to Italian translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: quick off the mark
With some women I was OK, but some would set me off. Those who were quick off the mark or would not back off.

contesto: uomo violento che racconta la sua esperienza

grazie
nronzini (X)
Local time: 07:06
scattavano subito
Explanation:
Ho dovuto pensarci parecchio - non mi veniva la parola, poi ci sono arrivata:
"quelle che scattavano subito oppure quelle che non si davano per vinte ..."
Ciao
Angela
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Angela Arnone
Local time: 08:06
Grading comment
grazie Angela, 'darsi per vinte' va a pennello

Nicoletta
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Summary of answers provided
nascattavano subito
Angela Arnone
naimpulsive
CLS Lexi-tech
nasvelte/pronte
ruebaer


  

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57 mins
svelte/pronte


Explanation:
letteralmente vuol dire:
1. avere una buone/rapida partenza
('mark'come blocco di partenza)
2. agire o reagire rapidamente

visto che nel tuo testo stanno parlando di un schermaglia verbale, proporrei
svelto o pronto

auguri


    Collins; Sansoni
ruebaer
Local time: 07:06
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6 hrs
impulsive


Explanation:
dai riflessi troppo rapidi

Saluti
Paola L M


CLS Lexi-tech
Local time: 02:06
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
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1 day 1 hr
scattavano subito


Explanation:
Ho dovuto pensarci parecchio - non mi veniva la parola, poi ci sono arrivata:
"quelle che scattavano subito oppure quelle che non si davano per vinte ..."
Ciao
Angela


Angela Arnone
Local time: 08:06
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2638
Grading comment
grazie Angela, 'darsi per vinte' va a pennello

Nicoletta
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