doppelter Boden

English translation: Think of us as the safety net

23:24 Aug 13, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
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German term or phrase: doppelter Boden
Wir sind das Netz und der doppelte Boden.
Michael Dollman
English translation:Think of us as the safety net
Explanation:
"Netz und doppelter Boden" comes from types of safety procedures used in circus acts etc and means the safety precautions taken to reduce risks if something goes wrong. If someone is acting as your "Netz und doppelter Boden" they are providing you with these safeguards.
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Natalie Grassmann
Italy
Local time: 15:22
Grading comment
This sounds a good compromise between literal translation and practical sense. Thanks.
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Summary of answers provided
nafalse bottom
Nancy Schmeing
naThink of us as the safety net
Natalie Grassmann
naBelt and braces
Ulrich Lehne
naWe are your safeguard
Mike McDonald (X)


  

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41 mins
We are your safeguard


Explanation:
"Ohne Netz und doppelten Boden (ugs.) Das Management agierte ohne Netz und doppelten Boden, aber das Risiko schien sich auszuzahlen. (Diese Fügung geht auf die Welt des Zirkus und des Varietees zurück."

Mike McDonald (X)
Local time: 14:22
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 74
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51 mins
Belt and braces


Explanation:
this is the equivalent colloquialism

Ulrich Lehne
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:22
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 46
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3 hrs
Think of us as the safety net


Explanation:
"Netz und doppelter Boden" comes from types of safety procedures used in circus acts etc and means the safety precautions taken to reduce risks if something goes wrong. If someone is acting as your "Netz und doppelter Boden" they are providing you with these safeguards.

Natalie Grassmann
Italy
Local time: 15:22
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 54
Grading comment
This sounds a good compromise between literal translation and practical sense. Thanks.
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5 hrs
false bottom


Explanation:
False bottoms are used for a number of things like purses, so that if one layer wears through the other won't. In tricks it gives a place for things to be that apparently aren't there. The suggestions already given are good. Another option is: We are your safety net and back-up. Best wishes, Nancy



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Nancy Schmeing
Canada
Local time: 09:22
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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