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21:09 Oct 28, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase:ueber die Straenge schlagen
Es ist schoen, wenn nicht nur der eigene Lover den roten Teppich ausrollt. Passen Sie aber auf, dass Sie nicht ueber die Straenge schlagen.
I'm also confused with the conflict of the two sentences, which is connected by 'aber'. Thanks for your help.
That's the common American way of saying that. I think it implies that the benefit of being welcomed by someone else's lover as well as "one's own" might be more than one might wish to handle, and conducive to unwise behavior.
(More context, both general and specific, could have been helpful -- as is the case in all too many KudoZ queries.)
All the best Tom
Senior member of a large and eventful American family :-))) ... Also: Collins German Dictionary ISBN 3 12 517151 2
Tom Funke Local time: 10:10 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 2419
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