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Nicht beleidigte Leberwurst spielen

English translation: take it in good humour/don't take it personal

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22:04 Jul 11, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Nicht beleidigte Leberwurst spielen
Saying about anger and revenge. when your friend make you lose face in front of a lot of people.
Tang
English translation:take it in good humour/don't take it personal
Explanation:
For some reason the English translations are less critical of the offended party...
Selected response from:

Sonia Rowland
Local time: 15:25
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Summary of answers provided
na +1Don't be a sour puss
Kim Metzger
na +1some variationsBeth Kantus
natake it in good humour/don't take it personal
Sonia Rowland
naget all huffyTanya Harvey Ciampi


  

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11 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Don't be a sour puss


Explanation:
Also: spoil sport


    Bi-lingual background
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 08:25
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 21844

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Uschi (Ursula) Walke: perfect
1 hr
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2 hrs
take it in good humour/don't take it personal


Explanation:
For some reason the English translations are less critical of the offended party...

Sonia Rowland
Local time: 15:25
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 37
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Thanks
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4 hrs
get all huffy


Explanation:
Oxford English Dictionary

Tanya Harvey Ciampi
Local time: 15:25
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 15
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5 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
some variations


Explanation:
all of the suggested answers are very good. here are a few more

don't take it personally
don't get your back up
don't get bent out of shape
don't get your nose out of joint
don't get your panties in a wad
(yes, used also for guys!)
Geez, Louise, relax
take a chill pill

Depends on your context, and how contemporary it needs to be.
For a good basic expression, I think I like Sonia's "taking it in good humor the best."


Ref: personal experience :-)







Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 09:25
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 924

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agree  ambittles
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