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to keep a healthy gauge on their accountability

English translation: to keep a consistent check on their own accountability

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14:45 Feb 13, 2008
English to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc.
English term or phrase: to keep a healthy gauge on their accountability
Hello!
"This allows political individuals to maintain proper balance and perspective, and also, along with their tendency to be conscientious, to ensure that they keep a healthy gauge on their accountability to both others and themselves"
What does "to keep a healthy gauge on their accountability mean"?
Thx!
xxxMaverick82
Local time: 23:06
English translation:to keep a consistent check on their own accountability
Explanation:
I don't think "gauge" is the best word here.

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Note added at 2 hrs (2008-02-13 17:02:20 GMT)
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Political individuals must realize that what they do affects others in ways for which they, the political individuals, are responsible, so they should weigh the possible consequences of their actions before taking them. (i think - this is written in an obscure way.)
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Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:06
Grading comment
thx jack!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
4 +3to keep a consistent check on their own accountability
Jack Doughty


  

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13 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
to keep a consistent check on their own accountability


Explanation:
I don't think "gauge" is the best word here.

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Note added at 2 hrs (2008-02-13 17:02:20 GMT)
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Political individuals must realize that what they do affects others in ways for which they, the political individuals, are responsible, so they should weigh the possible consequences of their actions before taking them. (i think - this is written in an obscure way.)

Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:06
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 44
Grading comment
thx jack!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Hello jack! To keep a consistent check means to continuously control? Wjat is meant here by accountability? Thx!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxPoveyTrans: yes
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agree  orientalhorizon
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agree  V_N
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