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English translation: enhanced


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English term or phrase:on steroids
English translation:enhanced
Entered by: Andrew Vdovin
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09:42 Sep 19, 2007
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Other / drum production
English term or phrase: sparkles on steroids
Glowing about Champagne Sparkle, Good shows a sheet of his new glittery wraps. Brighter, richer, and extra-bubbly, this Champagne Sparkle garners "oohs" around. "This is crushed glass. Look how beautiful these finishes get. It's fantastic. We're doing more things with glass. Some of my favorite finishes were always champagne, but I like my champagne in a glass. It's like ***sparkles on steroids***," Good gushes.

Dear English speakers!
Would someone please clarify what the guy means by the phrase? It seems pretty vague to me. Does it mean something like "extra sparkling"? But what does it have to do with the "my champagne in a glass" phrase?
I'll appreciate any suggestions.

P.S.The talk is about drum wraps. You can see a picture here: http://www.vintagedrum.com/fullimage/rog_ptone_chmp_spk.jpg
Andrew Vdovin
Local time: 05:36
"On steroids" in this context means "greatly enhanced".
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Alexander Demyanov
Local time: 18:36
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Thank you very much for your help Alexander! Thanks everybody!!!
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4 +6enhancedAlexander Demyanov



7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +6

"On steroids" in this context means "greatly enhanced".

Alexander Demyanov
Local time: 18:36
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in category: 16
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Thank you very much for your help Alexander! Thanks everybody!!!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ken Cox: 'like XX on steroids' is a standard expression for 'super enhanced'. 'It' here refers back to the glass glitter wrap, not champagne. This is directly transcribed speech.
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Ken!

agree  Jack Doughty
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Jack!

agree  Mark Nathan: like when athletes take steroids to improve their performance
6 hrs
  -> Thanks, Mark! That's actually the origin of the expression.

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
8 hrs
  -> Thanks, Marju!

agree  Alexander Litvinov: have a look - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ibanez-JS2000-Joe-Satriani-signature-g...
23 hrs
  -> Thanks, Alexander!

agree  Elena Aleksandrova
1 day1 hr
  -> Thanks, Elena!
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