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Wer A sagt muss auch B sagen

English translation: in for a penny, in for a pound

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German term or phrase:Wer A sagt muss auch B sagen
English translation:in for a penny, in for a pound
Entered by: Daniela Schlöder
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05:15 Jul 16, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Wer A sagt muss auch B sagen
No further context.

In for a penny, in for a pound?

Thanx for your help!
Daniela Schlöder
Germany
Local time: 00:40
in for a penny, in for a pound
Explanation:

Your guess is absolutely right.


Selected response from:

Rebekka Groß
Local time: 23:40
Grading comment
Just wanted to be sure. Thank you both!


4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naIn for a penny
Kim Metzger
nain for a penny, in for a poundRebekka Groß
naOnce you've started something you've got to follow through
Kim Metzger


  

Answers


7 mins
Once you've started something you've got to follow through


Explanation:
I can't think of an equivalent idiom in English.


    Bi-lingual background
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 17:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 21844
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10 mins
in for a penny, in for a pound


Explanation:

Your guess is absolutely right.




Rebekka Groß
Local time: 23:40
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 168
Grading comment
Just wanted to be sure. Thank you both!

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11 mins
In for a penny


Explanation:
Yes, you're right. The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines the phrase thus:
"expressing an intention to see an undertaking through, however much effort, time, or money this entails."


    Concise Oxford
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 17:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 21844
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