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die blauen Bohnen um die Ohren pfiffen

English translation: bullets / slugs

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German term or phrase:blaue Bohnen
English translation:bullets / slugs
Entered by: Natalie Wilcock
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14:01 Jun 16, 2005
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Journalism
German term or phrase: die blauen Bohnen um die Ohren pfiffen
Juni-Aufstand: Ein Fetzen Fahnentuch
Noch in seinem Wigwam in Beuel schwenkte Gerd ("Buzi") Bucerius triumphierend einen roten Fetzen. Dieser Fetzen hatte, als er noch ein St¨¹ck Fahne war, auf dem Brandenburger Tor geweht. Buzi hatte ihn in Berlin erwischt, wo ihm die blauen Bohnen um die Ohren pfiffen.

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Jianming Sun
Local time: 15:16
bullets or slugs
Explanation:
old expression for bullets or slugs


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Note added at 8 mins (2005-06-16 14:09:38 GMT)
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blue because bullets usually were fashioned (and may still be) from lead
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bullets or slugs


Explanation:
old expression for bullets or slugs


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Note added at 8 mins (2005-06-16 14:09:38 GMT)
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Langenscheidt e-dictionary
blue because bullets usually were fashioned (and may still be) from lead

Natalie Wilcock
Local time: 09:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 8
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