We only need but to drop a line in.

Italian translation: Dobbiamo solo pescarne uno

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English term or phrase:We only need but to drop a line in.
Italian translation:Dobbiamo solo pescarne uno
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13:25 May 22, 2018
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English term or phrase: We only need but to drop a line in.
Testo teatrale americano (per la messa in scena e non per la pubblicazione). Dialogo tra due ospiti di una casa di riposo a proposito della relazione di uno dei due con una donna, ospite anch'essa della casa di riposo.

A: you were seeing other women?
B: No, no. Not me. Her. She’s too much woman for just one man. And she knows it. I admire that about her. But, that’s life. And like they say, there are plenty of fish in this senior’s pond. We only need but to drop a line in.

La mia proposta:

[...]
B: E come si dice, ci sono troppi galli in questo pollaio. Dobbiamo solo scrivere due righe.

Cerco soluzioni migliori. Grazie.
Danilo Rana
Italy
Local time: 11:51
Dobbiamo solo pescarne uno
Explanation:
Letteralmente lanciare una lenza



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Note added at 10 mins (2018-05-22 13:35:15 GMT)
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Un pesce ovviamente, viene dall'espressione inglese there are plenty of fish in the sea= molte donne o uomini liberi

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Note added at 12 mins (2018-05-22 13:38:02 GMT)
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O se tieni galline (ma non galli) potresti dire

acchiapparne una
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Lisa Jane
Italy
Local time: 11:51
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4 +4Dobbiamo solo pescarne uno
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we only need but to drop a line in.
Dobbiamo solo pescarne uno


Explanation:
Letteralmente lanciare una lenza



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Note added at 10 mins (2018-05-22 13:35:15 GMT)
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Un pesce ovviamente, viene dall'espressione inglese there are plenty of fish in the sea= molte donne o uomini liberi

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Note added at 12 mins (2018-05-22 13:38:02 GMT)
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O se tieni galline (ma non galli) potresti dire

acchiapparne una

Lisa Jane
Italy
Local time: 11:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 142

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  EleoE
2 mins
  -> Thanks!

agree  dandamesh: mi manterrei sull'originale, magari buttare l'amo/Piuttosto, quel but? non è che sarebbe non c'è neanche bisogno di lanciare la lenza? /Grazie!!!
43 mins
  -> No il but qui è un rafforzativo come dire "nothing but";)

agree  Zerlina
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agree  Rita Sellitti
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