entisissä rattaissa pyörivä

English translation: to be stuck in a rut

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Finnish term or phrase:entisissä rattaissa pyörivä
English translation:to be stuck in a rut
Entered by: Alfa Trans (X)

05:03 May 14, 2004
Finnish to English translations [PRO]
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Finnish term or phrase: entisissä rattaissa pyörivä
Context: Muuten suunnittelu jää helposti paperitiikeriksi ja koulutus varsinaisen toiminnan tasolla entisissä rattaissa pyöriväksi.

Does it mean something like "gets stuck in a rut" or "keeps going over the same ground"? Thanks for suggestions.
urbom
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:19
gets stuck in a rut
Explanation:
on lähempänä

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Note added at 3 mins (2004-05-14 05:07:18 GMT)
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= to be in/get into a fixed and dull way of life, and be unable to do or think anything new

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Note added at 6 mins (2004-05-14 05:10:20 GMT)
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fall into a rut sopisi myös kontekstiisi
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Alfa Trans (X)
Local time: 16:19
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4 +2gets stuck in a rut
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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
entisissä rattaissa pyörivä
gets stuck in a rut


Explanation:
on lähempänä

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Note added at 3 mins (2004-05-14 05:07:18 GMT)
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= to be in/get into a fixed and dull way of life, and be unable to do or think anything new

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Note added at 6 mins (2004-05-14 05:10:20 GMT)
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fall into a rut sopisi myös kontekstiisi

Alfa Trans (X)
Local time: 16:19
Native speaker of: Finnish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks for your quick answer.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jyri Lehtinen
1 hr
  -> thanks!

agree  Kristina Thorne
1 hr
  -> thanks!

neutral  nemo666 (X): loop in the old ruts
59 days
  -> I think you've translated it too literally. "pyörivä" in Finnish also has a figurative meaning and means simply STUCK a rut
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