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revel in injustices

Russian translation: упиваться жалостью к себе из-за несправедливости..

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English term or phrase:revel in injustices
Russian translation:упиваться жалостью к себе из-за несправедливости..
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01:44 May 16, 2005
English to Russian translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Other / seriocomic phrase
English term or phrase: revel in injustices
Now an outsider has dared to join in. Digby Jones, head of the Confederation of British Industry, seeking to explain why Scotland’s economy is not doing too well, suggests that the Scots’ failure to welcome English investors is partly to blame. “Scots seem to have an enormous chip on their shoulder.”
He is right. But the odd thing is why they should have acquired it, or chosen to display it, so recently. Plenty of other peoples revel in the injustices done to them over the centuries: the Irish and Quebeckers have only recently emerged from aeons of resentment about their sufferings at the hands of others (i.e., the British), and the Serbs have yet to follow. But their sufferings were at least real. The Scots have no good reason to feel especially hard done by. Their victimhood is an invention-like, it has to be said – much of the rest of what passes for history in Scotland, from the romantic myths about kilts and tartan to the fatuous film “Braveheart”.
Andrew Wilson, a Scottish Nationalist member of the Scottish Parliament, says Scotland must lose its national chip if it is to rise above “mediocrity”. But Ross Finnie, a Liberal Democrat minister, shows that may be hard. Rising to Mr. Jones’ bait like a finnan haddie, his bold rejoinder was to call the CBI chief an “English prat”. Oh, flower of Scotland! Had he not then followed an order to apologize, he might have found a place in the Scottish pantheon along with bravehearted Mel Gibson.
Roman Bouchev
Russian Federation
Local time: 05:19
упиваться жалостью к себе из-за несправедливости..
Explanation:
..упиваются жалостью к себе из за несправедливостей, которые пришлось терпеть/переживать веками/в прошлом
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Panchenko
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Local time: 14:19
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4 +6упиваться жалостью к себе из-за несправедливости..
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +6
упиваться жалостью к себе из-за несправедливости..


Explanation:
..упиваются жалостью к себе из за несправедливостей, которые пришлось терпеть/переживать веками/в прошлом

Panchenko
New Zealand
Local time: 14:19
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in UkrainianUkrainian
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Larissa Boutrimova: "упиваться" - хорошо, только про жалость к себе там не говорится. "Упиваются несправедливостью". + вот еще до кучи: "упиваются незаслуженными обидами", "с удовольствием лелеют обиды".
28 mins
  -> согласна, возможно я немного увлеклась, и все можно сократить до "упиваться несправедливостью :) Спасибо, Лариса!

agree  Larissa Dinsley: Очень хорошо, и Лариса права. М.б. "упиваются собственными страданиями"
1 hr
  -> Если честно, то "упиваться страданиями" мне нравится уже больше, чем "несправедливостью", но все еще на языке вертиться одтн вариат, который уже больше часа пытаюсь вспомнить...

agree  Anneta Vysotskaya: "упиваются жалостью к самим себе" довольно часто встречается
2 hrs

agree  Kirill Semenov
2 hrs

agree  Natalia Kudria: "Упиваться жалостью к себе" тоже можно, также, как и "упиваться болью", "упиваться славой"
2 hrs

agree  tanyazst
5 hrs
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