French translation: utiliser qqch comme monnaie d'échange pour rester en vie
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English term or phrase:
to barter for one's life
utiliser qqch comme monnaie d'échange pour rester en vie
English to French translations [Non-PRO] Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
English term or phrase:to barter for one's life
Contexte : Seconde Guerre mondiale, on parle de la fabrication des missiles V2 en Allemagne
(Nous sommes en mai 1945)
Since August 1944, the V2 team had been under the command of SS General Hans Kammler, a former concentration camp commandant who apparently planned to use them to barter for his life. In late March he had the entire team shipped south to Bavaria. During April, Kammler disappeared - perhaps assassinated, perhaps fleeing for his life.
barter = troquer, mais je ne comprends pas bien le sens dans ce contexte.