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English translation: by a considerable margin

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15:53 Mar 12, 2008
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
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English term or phrase: by some way
Context - text from The Economist

PAYING TAXES is, for most people, both unavoidable and irksome. But how much hard-earned pay is taken by governments varies considerably across the world. Among the rich countries of the OECD, Germans shell out the most, with a worker earning an average income giving 43% of their gross pay to the state, with nearly half of that going towards social security. Workers in Poland hand over nearly 25% of their wages to social security; whereas Australians pay nothing at all directly. Mexicans and South Koreans enjoy the lightest taxation BY SOME WAY.

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xxxCarolina B
Local time: 00:43
English translation:by a considerable margin
Explanation:
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Note added at 3 mins (2008-03-12 15:56:54 GMT)
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in other words, the level of tax paid by Mexicans and South Koreans is significantly lower than that paid by others
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xxxPoveyTrans
Local time: 04:43
Grading comment
Thanks a lot.
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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +12
by a considerable margin


Explanation:
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Note added at 3 mins (2008-03-12 15:56:54 GMT)
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in other words, the level of tax paid by Mexicans and South Koreans is significantly lower than that paid by others

xxxPoveyTrans
Local time: 04:43
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 2
Grading comment
Thanks a lot.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  kmtext: That's certainly how I read it, given the context.
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agree  Jim Tucker
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agree  Tony M
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agree  Jack Doughty
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agree  Sarah Brenchley
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agree  Mark Nathan: They pay much less tax
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agree  Vicky Nash
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agree  Paula Vaz-Carreiro: That's right :-)
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agree  Phong Le
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agree  orientalhorizon
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agree  Cristina Santos
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agree  V_N
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