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Schreckschraube

English translation: battle axe

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German term or phrase:Schreckschraube
English translation:battle axe
Entered by: Harald Rebling
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10:21 Aug 4, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
German term or phrase: Schreckschraube
Sie war eine alte Schreckschraube.
Harald Rebling
Local time: 06:13
battleaxe
Explanation:
She was an old battleaxe.

Oxford-Duden has:


Schreckschraube
die (ugs. abwertend) battleaxe

HTH

Mary
Selected response from:

Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:13
Grading comment
Thanks
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +2battleaxe
Mary Worby
nadragon or spinsterKlaus Dorn
naold bat
Johanna Timm, PhD
nadolled-up hag
Ralf Lemster


  

Answers


23 mins peer agreement (net): +2
battleaxe


Explanation:
She was an old battleaxe.

Oxford-Duden has:


Schreckschraube
die (ugs. abwertend) battleaxe

HTH

Mary


    as above
Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Kim Metzger: Both are wonderfully descriptive words.
2 mins

agree  Sven Petersson
1 hr
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31 mins
old bat


Explanation:
Actually, I like Mary's suggestion better, but can't resist offering this URL that I stumbled over on this sunny Saturday morning
www.packy.de/html/Text.htm
Great for translating subtitles...
Piss off, you old bat – verpiss dich, du Schreckschraube
( no offense!)



    Reference: http://www.packy.de/html/Text.htm
Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 21:13
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 82
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53 mins
dolled-up hag


Explanation:
...as suggested by "Der Große Muret-Sanders"...

Ralf Lemster
Germany
Local time: 06:13
Native speaker of: German
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59 mins
dragon or spinster


Explanation:
an old dragon or an spinster (old, unmarried woman, bitter)


    Bi-lingual background
Klaus Dorn
Local time: 08:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
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