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14:17 Nov 24, 2000
English to Italian translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: APPROVE OF THE MONKEY ON ONE'S BACK
THIS IS A PHRASE I HAVE FOUND IN A BOOK OF HANDWRITING ANALYSIS
SOSSY
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nas.b.ruebaer
natendenza al berexxxgiobron


  

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19 hrs
tendenza al bere


Explanation:
L'espressione tedesca "avere una scimmia sulle spalle"significa essere ubriachi o peggio essere alcolizzati,come ricordo di aver sentito in Germania. Scimmia significava anche zaino ( Tornister dal cecoslovacco, lat.canister) ed i soldati (che portavano lo zaino) evidentemente erano portati al bere.Potrebbe quindi significate quanto ho azzardato cioè la tendenza al bere ma non è ben chiaro l'uso di "approve of" che non esiste come sostantivo in nessun dizionario. Spero di esser stato un pò utile.

xxxgiobron
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2 days 18 hrs
s.b.


Explanation:
I'm not really sure what your source and target languages are in this context. However, here is what I found:

CED: 'to have a monkey on one's back':
US and Canadian slang for an addicts dependence on a drug

Sansoni:1)einen Affen haben =
avere una sbornia, essere
ubriaco
2)Affe = ubriacatura, sbornia

to approve of:
German: billigen, gutheissen
Italian: approvare

hope this helps.


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