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German to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Government / Politics
German term or phrase:Schwiegertiger
This is the context:
'Besonders laut wurde es, als Clinton Anfang Januar die Urwahl in Iowa verlor. Penns Positionierung der Bewerberin als weiblicher Taschenrechner habe Clintons Negativwerte in die Höhe getrieben. Penns Gegner zitierten Wählerinnen, die Hillary als „Schwiegertiger“ empfunden hatten, als Machtfrau, die berechnend wirke. Es wurde aber damals nur Clintons Vertraute Patti Solis Doyle entlassen.'
Thank you to everyone for this most fascinating process! I ultimately decided on this answer because I think it's probably closest to the meaning intended. "Moster-in-law" is a bit too harsh and too specific to mothers-in-law. This response, especially in quotes (as it was in the original) could refer also to women voters' impressions of Hillary, even though she is not of course literally their mother-in-law. Thanks again! 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
There have been so many polls during this long election season, so many descriptions of Hillary Clinton, so many different angles, that I doubt anyone will find the "one" descriptor/poll being referred to here, because I'm not sure there is just one poll. "Schwiegertiger" was probably a humorous attempt to encapsulate all the different descriptions. We should still keep looking for a possible translation though!
Samantha Powers' comment certainly got a lot of press, but here I think they're referring to the feelings of voters/constituents (Wählerinnen): "Penns Gegner zitierten Wählerinnen, die Hillary als „Schwiegertiger“ ....
Powers, one political insider working for the competition, doesn't seem to be the referent.
That's what you call your mother-in-law, especially if you do not have a pleasant relationship with her; if she is very intrusive, overbearing, interfering in your life, tells you what to do etc. Do you have a special Engish term for that?