not if sb can help it

Persian (Farsi) translation: در صورتی که کسی مانع نشود

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English term or phrase:not if sb can help it
Persian (Farsi) translation:در صورتی که کسی مانع نشود
Entered by: Mohammad Ali Omrani

13:45 Apr 3, 2015
English to Persian (Farsi) translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
English term or phrase: not if sb can help it
"Not if the ones around here can help it."
Hamideh Nemati
Iran
Local time: 22:55
در صورتی که کسی مانع نشود
Explanation:

در شرایطی که کسی نتواند جلوی ... را بگیرد/مانع شود
Only without one's agreement, only if one cannot prevent it. For example, Is he taking a second job?-Not if his wife can help it, or He's not riding on the back of that motorcycle, not if I can help it. This idiom uses help in the sense of "prevent" or "cause to be otherwise." [Mid-1800s]
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/not if one can help it
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Mohammad Ali Omrani
Iran
Local time: 22:55
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Thank you ever so much.
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5 +3در صورتی که کسی مانع نشود
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در صورتی که کسی مانع نشود


Explanation:

در شرایطی که کسی نتواند جلوی ... را بگیرد/مانع شود
Only without one's agreement, only if one cannot prevent it. For example, Is he taking a second job?-Not if his wife can help it, or He's not riding on the back of that motorcycle, not if I can help it. This idiom uses help in the sense of "prevent" or "cause to be otherwise." [Mid-1800s]
http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/not if one can help it

Mohammad Ali Omrani
Iran
Local time: 22:55
Native speaker of: Native in Persian (Farsi)Persian (Farsi), Native in Farsi (Persian)Farsi (Persian)
PRO pts in category: 16
Grading comment
Thank you ever so much.

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