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to stand on someone's conscience with both feet

Spanish translation: see below

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02:42 Jun 2, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: to stand on someone's conscience with both feet
Many who were fond of him stood on their consciences with both feet and brazenly called him by that large title habitually, because it was a pleasure to them to do anything that would please him; and with eager and cordial malice his extensive and diligently cultivated crop of enemies gilded it, beflowered it, expanded it to "The ONLY Christian."
Amelia Jimnez Graa
Spanish translation:see below
Explanation:
Amelia, this is just a guess, based on the context: "se mantuvieron firmes en sus convicciones... en sus creencias" ?
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Maria
Local time: 02:57
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Summary of answers provided
naAhí te va lo que encontré
Claudia Esteve
naSee belowJASO
naplantaron los dos pies en su concienciaRobert Anderson
nasee below
Maria


  

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3 hrs
see below


Explanation:
Amelia, this is just a guess, based on the context: "se mantuvieron firmes en sus convicciones... en sus creencias" ?


Maria
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7 hrs
plantaron los dos pies en su conciencia


Explanation:
Since the text is creative, I believe you could keep the original metaphor without explaining it. It would be understood as well in Spanish as the original is in English, I should think.

Robert Anderson
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9 hrs
See below


Explanation:
Esto es lo mas cercano que pude encopntrar "to stand on one's own feet" = valerse de si mismo.
Esto lo saque del libro, 2001 spanish and english idioms, por Eugene savaiano y Lynn W. Winget (Barron's Educational Series) asi que aplicalo al parrafo que tienes en mano

JASO
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10 hrs
Ahí te va lo que encontré


Explanation:
Amelia,
Lo que encontré en el Diccionario Longman confirma lo que te dice María en mi opinión. Mira:
stand on: insist on as in "She stands on her principles"
conscience: consciousness of the moral quality of one's own conduct or intentions together with a feeling of obligation to refrain from doing wrong
Por lo tanto, en mi opinión el autor ha de haber querido expresar algo así como "se montaron en sus convicciones".
Suerte

Claudia Esteve
United States
Local time: 03:57
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