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English translation: bordering on/ reminiscent of scenes from a Western

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French term or phrase:à la limite des actes d’un film de Western
English translation:bordering on/ reminiscent of scenes from a Western
Entered by: Stéphanie Soudais
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08:35 Nov 13, 2008
French to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
French term or phrase: à la limite des actes
I can't make heads or tails of this sentence. The point of the author of this academic paper on humanitarian aid is that the claim to the right to humanitarian intervention has been abused by powerful nations at the expense of the powerless. He then continues:

"Tous ces faits à la limite des actes d’un film de Western ont fait fi du traditionnel cadre légal des Nations Unies..."

I'm under a tight deadline and would be most grateful for any help with this one. Thanks in advance!
Germaine A Hoston
Local time: 19:13
bordering on/ reminiscent of scenes from a Western
Explanation:
This is my first reaction, which I'm offering as you mention a tight deadline. Hope it helps!
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Katy Harris
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:13
Grading comment
Thanks!
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Summary of answers provided
3 +3bordering on/ reminiscent of scenes from a Western
Katy Harris
3redolent of scenes in a Western filmxxxEuqinimod
3resemble/be or look likemimi 254


  

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13 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +3
à la limite des actes (help with a sentence)
bordering on/ reminiscent of scenes from a Western


Explanation:
This is my first reaction, which I'm offering as you mention a tight deadline. Hope it helps!

Katy Harris
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:13
Works in field
Native speaker of: English
Grading comment
Thanks!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ana Andronache: "verging on..."
2 mins
  -> Thanks, Ana

agree  Emma Paulay
9 mins
  -> Thanks, Emma

agree  Catherine Gilsenan
15 hrs
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
à la limite des actes (help with a sentence)
resemble/be or look like


Explanation:
....which resemble /are like scenes of a Western film overlooked the traditional legal framework of the United Nations.

what i can propose so far!

mimi 254
Local time: 03:13
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 60
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14 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
à la limite des actes (help with a sentence)
redolent of scenes in a Western film


Explanation:
Suggestion.

xxxEuqinimod
Local time: 04:13
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Changes made by editors
Mar 3, 2011 - Changes made by Stéphanie Soudais:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/132717">Stéphanie Soudais's</a> old entry - "à la limite des actes d’un film de Western" » "bordering on/ reminiscent of scenes from a Western"
Mar 3, 2011 - Changes made by Stéphanie Soudais:
Term askedà la limite des actes (help with a sentence) » à la limite des actes
Field (specific)International Org/Dev/Coop » General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Mar 3, 2011 - Changes made by Stéphanie Soudais:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/20496">Germaine A Hoston's</a> old entry - "à la limite des actes (help with a sentence)" » "bordering on/ reminiscent of scenes from a Western"


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