patata bollente

English translation: hot potato

Italian term or phrase:patata bollente
English translation:hot potato
Entered by: potra

14:53 Feb 22, 2013
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Italian term or phrase: patata bollente
scaricare/mettere in mano una patata bollente.
United States
Local time: 05:17
hot potato
Explanation: bollente
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Kate Chaffer
Local time: 11:17
Grading comment
Thanks to you all. I guess sometimes a potato is just a potato.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Summary of answers provided
5 +6hot potato
Kate Chaffer
4pass the buck
Raffaela (Shabelula) C.



5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +6
hot potato

Explanation: bollente

Kate Chaffer
Local time: 11:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks to you all. I guess sometimes a potato is just a potato.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tom in London: But only in the sense of "she dropped it like a hot potato". You can't pick something up "like a hot potato".
5 mins
  -> You can pass it on, though!

agree  Nick Youldon: This is the classic 'hot potato' because we're talking about 'passing it on' in the context shown.
42 mins

agree  P.L.F.Persio
51 mins

agree  Isabelle Johnson
2 hrs

agree  Tony Shargool: one tries to avoid ending up with a certain 'problem' other are quick to get rid of...
10 hrs

agree  j kilpatrick
1 day 7 hrs
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1 day 12 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
pass the buck

from blabla, a free online dictionary


to play off against each other
to pass the football

patata bollente: tricky issue, touchy issue

Raffaela (Shabelula) C.
Native speaker of: Italian
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