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"il faut plus d'ingrédients pour que la sauce puis

English translation: a better mix is needed to get XXX off the ground

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French term or phrase:il faut plus d'ingrédients pour que la sauce puisse
English translation:a better mix is needed to get XXX off the ground
Entered by: Yolanda Broad
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08:36 Jun 21, 2000
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Bus/Financial
French term or phrase: "il faut plus d'ingrédients pour que la sauce puis
In the context of a company newsletter ... I need an equivalent EN metaphor.
Harold Vadney
a better mix is needed to get XXX off the ground
Explanation:
The best I can come up with, not knowing the context. Hope it helps.
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Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 01:49
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Summary of answers provided
naMANY INGREDIENTS GO INTO THE SUCCESS OF THE ........Telesforo Fernandez
naThe sauce still needs something / we have to throw more ingredients into the mix
Peter Freckleton
naIt takes (or ''we need") more ingredients to thicken (or plump up) the puddingLouise Atfield
naMany hands make light work.
Sarah Brenchley
naTwo heads are better than one.ljneilson
naa better mix is needed to get XXX off the ground
Yolanda Broad
namore ingredients for the sauce to set
John Lejderman
naI'll try a few sayings/proverbs/ideasGary Moelk
naMore ingredients are needed for the sauce to take.Patricia Timmins


  

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7 mins
More ingredients are needed for the sauce to take.


Explanation:
In other words, you need a variety to achieve a successful entity.

Patricia Timmins
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9 mins
a better mix is needed to get XXX off the ground


Explanation:
The best I can come up with, not knowing the context. Hope it helps.

Yolanda Broad
United States
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Native speaker of: English
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23 mins
more ingredients for the sauce to set


Explanation:
ex: Grill until the sauce is set.
http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/foodtalk/archive/26359...

John Lejderman
Canada
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32 mins
I'll try a few sayings/proverbs/ideas


Explanation:
The more the merrier.
The more the ingredients, the better the soup.
More is better.
With an abundance of counselors, there is wisdom.

Gary Moelk
United States
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40 mins
Two heads are better than one.


Explanation:
Might work depending on context.

ljneilson
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46 mins
Many hands make light work.


Explanation:
Following on from the previous proverbs, this might be suitable given that it's for a company newsletter.

Sarah Brenchley
Local time: 07:49
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47 mins
MANY INGREDIENTS GO INTO THE SUCCESS OF THE ........


Explanation:
THIS IDIOMATIC PHRASE WOULD ALSO SERVE THE PURPOSE OF CONVEYING THE MEANING

Telesforo Fernandez
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16 hrs
The sauce still needs something / we have to throw more ingredients into the mix


Explanation:
I feel the French would be more likely to speak of a sauce "taking". Anglophones are not so au fait with sauces, something more abstract, like "pot", or "mix" might work.

Peter Freckleton
Australia
Local time: 17:49
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23 hrs
It takes (or ''we need") more ingredients to thicken (or plump up) the pudding


Explanation:
Hehe! We, in French, seem to put a lot of emphasis on sauces, when it comes to cooking. But the English really like their pudding above all.

Louise Atfield
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