Spanish translation: (se tiene) una cuenta en la que se hacen malabares
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English term or phrase:
an account jump through hoops
(se tiene) una cuenta en la que se hacen malabares
English to Spanish translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Computers (general) / UNIX
English term or phrase:an account jump through hoops
The time you spend learning to become a Unix power user will be time very well spend, whether you're aiming at becoming an OS kernel hacker or simply want to be able to make the shared Web server on which you have an account jump through hoops.
con una cuenta de usuario ir de un lado a otro saltando o evadiendo obstáculos o filtros
Explanation: Una posible versión igualmente informal (en México) sería: "Brincarse las trancas"
Julia Cresswell's Penguin Dictionary of Clichés (2000) has:
JUMPING THROUGH HOOPS: The image here is of performing animals doing tricks. Such an act is first recorded in English in the late eighteenth century, but the expression used to describe having to do something difficult or complicated to get what you want is from the early twentieth century.
'I'd dearly like to see a time-budgeting study of British academics. I bet it would show that most now spend more time filling in forms, jumping through hoops, and generally dodging the slings and arrows of outrageous quangos, than in actually doing their jobs,'
pasarlo fatal/vérselas negras/pasarlas canutas (o similar, depende del país)
Explanation: Hacer que el servidor...en el que tienes la cuenta las pase canutas/lo pase fatal (o lo que se te ocurra similar).
hoop / hu:p / n
1 a (circular band) aro m; to go through the hoop(s)
vérselas* negras; to put sb through the hoop(s)
hacérselas* pasar negras a algn (fam)
b (toy) aro m
2 a (in croquet) arco m
b (in basketball) aro m