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19:29 Nov 15, 2008
English to French translations [PRO]
Marketing - Finance (general) / économie salaire inflation
English term or phrase: stand a little lead
“The Great Inflation of the 1970s,” as he calls it, is “an example of what can happen when inflation expectations are not well anchored.” So as long as Americans can stand a little lead in their pockets relief may be in sight.
isabellee
Canada
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Summary of answers provided
4supporter un peu de lest (dans leurs poches)xxxEuqinimod
3assumer un peu de plomb
socratisv


  

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supporter un peu de lest (dans leurs poches)


Explanation:
I think the image hints at the pockets weighed down with loose change which in French is sometimes translated by "mitraille" - hail of bullets -, hence the use of "lead".

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assumer un peu de plomb


Explanation:
dans leurs poches
Je crois que stand a le sens de reconnaître, avoir consience, assumer....

Les américains essayent par tous les moyens de mettre un peu de plomb dans la tête ... Un peu de "plomb dans la cervelle" ne te ferait pas d’mal (dans cette ...
bravepatrie.com/+Penurie-de-plomb-en-Irak,445+

http://fr.wiktionary.org/wiki/plomb


http://tinyurl.com/6xy3cl (en Fr) http://tinyurl.com/6ygt6h (en En)


    Reference: http://tinyurl.com/5u44dj
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