פועל לחובתו

English translation: Works against him / works to his detriment

08:27 Dec 29, 2016
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Hebrew term or phrase: פועל לחובתו
Dear All!
What is the English for פועל לחובתו

e.g.:
השופטת הדסה אסיף קיבלה את התביעה וציינה כי הנתבע יכול היה בקלות להציג את ספרי ניהול החשבונות על מנת להראות כמה פעמים השכיר את הבית, אך לא עשה זאת, ומחדל זה פועל לחובתו.

Many thanks in advance
o_delia
English translation:Works against him / works to his detriment
Explanation:
chov can mean guilt, detriment. It is connected to "chayav" and to "mitchayev benafsho"

We say ladun lekaf zechut and ladun lekaf chova
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Raphael Blumberg
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5Works against him / works to his detriment
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Works against him / works to his detriment


Explanation:
chov can mean guilt, detriment. It is connected to "chayav" and to "mitchayev benafsho"

We say ladun lekaf zechut and ladun lekaf chova

Raphael Blumberg
Israel
Local time: 03:01
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neutral  Vere Barzilai: חוב means as well obligation, debt, duty
19 hrs
  -> חוב does mean obligation, debt and duty, as well, and that is what confused O Delia, because none of those fit here. Fortunately, חוב also means gult and detriment, as in the examples that i brought, and that is the meaning in this context.
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