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12:05 Jul 5, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: donnez votre langue au chat
En cas de blocage, "donnez votre langue au chat" en cliquant sur l'icône Joker pour obtenir un indice.
This is talking about some kind of cheat in a computer program (I think)
George Calia
Local time: 10:04
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Summary of answers provided
na +1give up, give in by clicking onJesús Paredes
nacry "uncle"
Béatrice Huret-Morton
naI give up
Karin Dyson
naDon't tell me that the cat's got your tongueTelesforo Fernandez


  

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8 mins peer agreement (net): +1
give up, give in by clicking on


Explanation:
This is normal meaning of the phrase. I think you can omit the phrase completely without changing the meaning: "If blocked, click on ...". Le Robert&Collins. jesusparedes

Jesús Paredes
Local time: 05:04
PRO pts in pair: 28

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxR.J.Chadwick: Yes. "Do you give up?" is what we ask someone when they can't find the answer to a question. Or one might say "I give up" meaning: "Go on, give me the answer." I.e. its what you say when your curiosity has got the better of you.
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2 hrs
I give up


Explanation:
It's true you could leave this out all together, but what name would be given to the cheat ?
The whole sentence : If stuck (or blocked) "give up" by clicking on the Joker icon to obtain a tip.
Good luck, have a nice day
Karin

Karin Dyson
Local time: 11:04
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 16
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10 hrs
Don't tell me that the cat's got your tongue


Explanation:
this appears in a Shakespeare play see the website below. Best of luck


    Reference: http://www.quass.com/level/bilingue7.html
Telesforo Fernandez
Local time: 14:34
PRO pts in pair: 216
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20 hrs
cry "uncle"


Explanation:
This is the only idiomatic English expression I can think of to mean that you give up.

Cheers,

Béa

Béatrice Huret-Morton
Local time: 11:04
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 300
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