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22:52 Sep 21, 2011
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English to Portuguese translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings / giria policial
English term or phrase: hooks
is he into sport fishing?

D: He wears six-hundred-dollar shoes, I don't think he likes to get them wet.

E: Because the Saturday CC disappeared, he checked the tide tables off Rockaway Inlet.

D: His old beat. When he first got out of the Academy, He didn't have any hooks, so he ended up
in Coney Island.

G: A lot of deep murky waters off of those docks?

F: He would know.
Lilian Magalhães
Brazil
Local time: 14:07
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Summary of answers provided
4 +1cunhas Pt/Pt
Nick Taylor
3alavancagem
jack_speak


  

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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
alavancagem


Explanation:
Lilian, I'm not sure about this. I guess hooks means inside connections, but I'm not certain. Leverage/Alavancagem might be a safe option.

Good luck!

jack_speak
Local time: 11:07
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
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8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
cunhas Pt/Pt


Explanation:
cunhas Pt/Pt

Nick Taylor
Local time: 16:07
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 23

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