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Auch der Hahnenkamm wetzt sich mit der Zeit ab.

English translation: The cockscomb, too, wears down with time/Even a rooster's comb will wear out over time.

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German term or phrase:Auch der Hahnenkamm wetzt sich mit der Zeit ab.
English translation:The cockscomb, too, wears down with time/Even a rooster's comb will wear out over time.
Entered by: Mats Wiman
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22:43 Jul 11, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Auch der Hahnenkamm wetzt sich mit der Zeit ab.
Auch der Hahnenkamm wetzt sich mit der Zeit ab. Und wenn es dann um erfuellbare Wuensche geht, laeuft er ganz sicher auch mal zu grosser Form auf.

The text talking about a habit of exaggeration of male.
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The cockscomb, too, wears down with time.
Explanation:
This my literal try
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Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 23:46
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Summary of answers provided
na +3The cockscomb, too, wears down with time.
Mats Wiman
na +1A rooster's comb
Kim Metzger


  

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11 mins peer agreement (net): +3
The cockscomb, too, wears down with time.


Explanation:
This my literal try


    Norstedts+MW
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 23:46
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1498
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  ambittles

agree  Kim Metzger: Great try!
0 min
  -> I sence a dint of irony!

agree  Uschi (Ursula) Walke: excellent, no irony!
24 mins
  -> Thanks! It's rewarding for a non-native.
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11 mins peer agreement (net): +1
A rooster's comb


Explanation:
Even a rooster's comb will wear out over time.
So even a macho will get old.


    Bi-lingual background
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 16:46
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 21844

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agree  ambittles
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