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to get height on sb

German translation: Höher fliegen als der andere

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08:23 Aug 31, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: to get height on sb
Text about flying:
"...he got height on you that day."
Nicole Worbis
Local time: 07:37
German translation:Höher fliegen als der andere
Explanation:
I can't tell you the German translation, but I can tell you that to get height on another pilot has to do with aereal combat. If the enemy pilot gets height on you, you\'re in a bad situation because he can now fire on you.
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Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 00:37
Grading comment
Thanks! That's actually what I thought, I just wanted to make sure...
2 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +2Höher fliegen als der andere
Kim Metzger
na +2Ohne näheren Kontext...Werner George Patels, M.A., C.Tran.(ATIO)


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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
Ohne näheren Kontext...


Explanation:
...lässt sich da nicht viel machen.

Vorschlag:

...er hat dich an jenem Tag "überflügelt"

Werner George Patels, M.A., C.Tran.(ATIO)
Local time: 01:37
PRO pts in pair: 52

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Rebekka Groß: without context it's really impossible to even hazard a guess but I must admit I've been thinking about the same lines.
14 mins
  -> It depends on whether he is speaking figuratively or actually about altitude - but this one might work for both. ;-)

agree  Roland Grefer
5 hrs
  -> Thank you
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3 hrs peer agreement (net): +2
Höher fliegen als der andere


Explanation:
I can't tell you the German translation, but I can tell you that to get height on another pilot has to do with aereal combat. If the enemy pilot gets height on you, you\'re in a bad situation because he can now fire on you.


    Translator
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 00:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2598
Grading comment
Thanks! That's actually what I thought, I just wanted to make sure...

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Werner George Patels, M.A., C.Tran.(ATIO): Good point!
1 hr

agree  Roland Grefer
5 hrs
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