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Laisse pour compte

English translation: abandoned, black sheep, by the wayside

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French term or phrase:laisse pour compte
English translation:abandoned, black sheep, by the wayside
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10:46 Apr 12, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
French term or phrase: Laisse pour compte
"Laissé pour compte" du développement de la societe, le réseau de magasins en propre a vu son activité stagner au cours des 4 dernières années.
Brian KEEGAN
Local time: 14:10
something of a black sheep
Explanation:
In the sentence, you may be able to use the 'black sheep' idea : "The magazine network was regarded as something of a black sheep when it came to corporate development/ the development of teh company..."
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 14:10
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Summary of answers provided
nathe network of "owned" warehouses saw its business slump over the past four years.Paul Becke
naabandonment
Yolanda Broad
nasomething of a black sheep
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naleft outFuad Yahya
naleft to get on with it, left out in the cold
Nikki Scott-Despaigne


  

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5 mins
left to get on with it, left out in the cold


Explanation:
It looks as though whoever was left in charge of this sector of the business activity was just knid of left holding the baby without any support.

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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7 mins
left out


Explanation:
"Laissé pour compte" is usually followed by "de" ("left out of ...").

Fuad


    common usage
Fuad Yahya
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7 mins
something of a black sheep


Explanation:
In the sentence, you may be able to use the 'black sheep' idea : "The magazine network was regarded as something of a black sheep when it came to corporate development/ the development of teh company..."

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 14:10
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9 mins
abandonment


Explanation:
From Termium:

English:Freight Service (Railroads)
abandonment s
DEF - Customer refusal to receive freight damaged in transit so as to be worthless, making the carrier liable for its value. s
1992-01-09


Yahoo! Finance - HANOVER GOLD COMPANY INC - Quarterly Report ...
... of Atacarna, Chile. In connection with the abandonment, the Company wrote off its deposit of $5,000 securing the leasehold interest. No similar abandonments or ...
biz.yahoo.com/e/l/h/hvgo.ob.html

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
... or the Company in recovering, saving and preserving the property insured in case of loss, be considered a waiver or an acceptance of abandonment. The Company ...
www.thefederation.org/Public/Y2K/itt-ny.htm

NTA Decision 870-R-1995
... Jason Snell, President of J + J Packaging, objected to the proposed abandonment. His company is involved in packaging sodium bentonite. All of the raw material ...
www.cta-otc.gc.ca/eng/dec95/d870r95e.htm


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Yolanda Broad
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1 day 4 hrs
the network of "owned" warehouses saw its business slump over the past four years.


Explanation:
"Black sheep" apart, is not that translation a little flawed?





    en propre - Larousse F/E, E/F dict.
    Would not "magazine" be an usual synonym for "warehouse"? It surely does not refer to "magazines" qua "revues"s".
Paul Becke
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