English translation: grab him( his attention) for more than a moment.
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10:47 Jan 22, 2003
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary
Italian term or phrase:strppargli piu di un po di tempo
Explanation: or "cost him not a little time" as in the following example:
"one crew member ... cost the day some of its media coverage and not a little time".
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