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22:12 Feb 20, 2009
English to Turkish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / roman/deyim
English term or phrase: keep pigs
"I don't believe a man is in pocket by stinginess on his land," said Sir James.

"Oh, stinginess may be abused like other virtues: it will not do to keep one's own pigs lean," said Mrs. Cadwallader, who had risen to look out of the window. "But talk of an independent politician and he will appear."

"What! Brooke?" said her husband.

"Yes. Now, you ply him with the `Trumpet,' Humphrey; and I will put the leeches on him. What will you do, Sir James?"
Local time: 03:20

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5 +1kendi boğazından kesmek
Ahmet Bilal Özdemir
5nefsine hakim olmak
5kendi menfaatine/cikarlarina fazla onemsememek
Ali Sinan ALAGOZ



11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
kendi boğazından kesmek

"keep pigs lean" bence daha ziyade terim. onun aslında deyim olduğunu düşünmüyorum. cimriliğin getirisi götüründen bahsederken kullanıyorlar, yerine en iyi geçecek yerel terim bu olur bence.

Ahmet Bilal Özdemir
Local time: 03:20
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
PRO pts in category: 16

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agree  Balaban Cerit
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  -> teşekkür ederim
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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
kendi menfaatine/cikarlarina fazla onemsememek

not protecting his/her interests greedly although this is what would be expected

Ali Sinan ALAGOZ
United Kingdom
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TurkishTurkish
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10 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
nefsine hakim olmak

Alternatif bir deyim olabilir mi?

United States
Local time: 20:20
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Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
PRO pts in category: 54
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