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Except for getting a new car it's about the best.

English translation: It's the best thing short of buying a new car.

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English term or phrase:Except for getting a new car it's about the best.
English translation:It's the best thing short of buying a new car.
Entered by: Jenni Lukac
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19:12 Sep 4, 2011
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / Philip Dick's novel PUTTERING ABOUT IN A SMALL LAND
English term or phrase: Except for getting a new car it's about the best.
A:"Is this the car he wants to drive to Arkansas in?" She did not know much about cars. "It looks like a good one."
B: "Except for getting a new car it's about the best."
Alexander Alexandrov
Russian Federation
Local time: 08:21
It's the best thing short of buying a new car
Explanation:
I understand the the vehicle being considered as being a second-hand car. Only a new car would be better than the one being considered in B's opinion.
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Jenni Lukac
Local time: 06:21
Grading comment
Thank you very much, Jenni!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +7It's the best thing short of buying a new car
Jenni Lukac


  

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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +7
except for getting a new car it's about the best.
It's the best thing short of buying a new car


Explanation:
I understand the the vehicle being considered as being a second-hand car. Only a new car would be better than the one being considered in B's opinion.

Jenni Lukac
Local time: 06:21
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 167
Grading comment
Thank you very much, Jenni!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Stephanie Ezrol
10 mins
  -> Cheers and thanks, Stephanie. I hope all is well!

agree  Jack Doughty
11 mins
  -> Thanks very much, Jack.

agree  Charles Davis
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Charles. This situation is a little bit easier to grasp than volation.

agree  Allison Wright
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  -> Thanks very much, Alison.

agree  ClaraVal
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  -> Cheers and thanks, ClaraVal.

agree  Liz Dexter (was Broomfield)
1 hr
  -> Thanks Liz. I love the expression "puttering around." When I started learning Spanish, I had to steer clear of the verb "putear" because I wanted so much for it to mean puttering . . .

agree  Phong Le
4 hrs
  -> Many thanks, Phong. Have a great day.
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