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11:01 Jan 16, 2008
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Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
Italian term or phrase: a suon di calci
I am translating a list of idiomatic expressions.
Can anyone help me with the translation of "a suon di calci"?

TIA!
Lindsay Watts
Italy
Local time: 21:40
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Summary of answers provided
5kicking into
Gina Ferlisi
4whip into it
David Russi
3 +1tricky one
irenef


Discussion entries: 2





  

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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
kicking into


Explanation:
kicking into could be a suggestion

Gina Ferlisi
Italy
Local time: 21:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ItalianItalian
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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
tricky one


Explanation:
I'd say st like:

to kick sb into / out of st. or into doing st

Can't think of a literal translation

HTH
irene

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Note added at 26 mins (2008-01-16 11:27:28 GMT)
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example:
Lo hanno convinto a suon di calci
They kicked him into it / doing it

irenef
Local time: 21:40
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8

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agree  potra: Yes, see Irene's example
10 hrs
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
whip into it


Explanation:
To whip someone into doing something

David Russi
United States
Local time: 13:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
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