French translation: tout recommencer depuis le début
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10:46 Jun 27, 2000
English to French translations [PRO]
English term or phrase:green-field requirements
field of insurance.
"On the positive side, we would not be faced with green-field requirements in administration and IT each time we move into a new product"
Explanation: This industrial phrase (or: "sur le pre vert") has been used at least since the 1980s. An example would be building a plant on a greenfield site (starting from scratch; without any existing infrastructure or supporting services). Equivalents are: terranos virgenes (Sp); auf der gruenen Wiese (Ge) The author of the insurance article or whatever, picked this phrase up as did the entertainment field picking up" venue" from the legal field. In insurance it would mean that someone is going into a new territory which may be fraught with unknown risks. Hope this helps. Joe Schmid