گزک دست کسی دادن

10:24 Nov 7, 2019
Persian (Farsi) to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Linguistics
Persian (Farsi) term or phrase: گزک دست کسی دادن
تا وقتیکه گزک به دستش نیفتاده بود آن همه ایراد می گرفت، وای به حالا که گزک هم به دستش افتاده است.
Mohsen Osyani
Iran
Local time: 10:37


Summary of answers provided
5 +1To give someone a pretext
Marzieh Izadi
5To give someone an excuse
Ali Sharifi
5Give someone a cause for blame
Sina Salehi
4 +1provide someone with the excuse/alibi to
Sajad Mousavi


  

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14 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
provide someone with the excuse/alibi to


Explanation:
or give sb an excuse/alibi

Sajad Mousavi
Iran
Local time: 10:37
Native speaker of: Native in Farsi (Persian)Farsi (Persian), Native in Persian (Farsi)Persian (Farsi)

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agree  alireza hematian
23 hrs
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Give someone a cause for blame


Explanation:
https://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/cause for bla...
بهانه دست کسی دادن برای سرزنش شما

Sina Salehi
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:07
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in Farsi (Persian)Farsi (Persian)
PRO pts in category: 4
Notes to answerer
Asker: The link doesn't show any sentence example or expression! Also, Give someone a cause for blame is not used in English lg!

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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
To give someone an excuse


Explanation:
False reason to blame.

Ali Sharifi
United States
Local time: 02:07
Native speaker of: Native in Farsi (Persian)Farsi (Persian)
Notes to answerer
Asker: The same response to you.

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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
To give someone a pretext


Explanation:
گزک دست کسی دادن
در فارسی یعنی بهانه ویا دستاویز به دست کسی دادن
To give someone a pretext
a false reason that you give for doing something, usually something bad, in order to hide the real reason; an excuse
pretext
در انگلیسی یعنی بهانه و دستاویز
جملات نمونه:
Be careful not to give him a pretext to report you.
The border dispute was used as a pretext for military intervention.
نزدیک ترین معادل در انگلیسی براش همین می شود.


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Note added at 1 day 6 hrs (2019-11-08 16:53:33 GMT)
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YES, IT IS USED IN ENGLISH. Here are some of the examples and the links:
And, that we may not give a pretext to those who desire to get a pretext against.
https://biblehub.com/topical/p/pretext.htm

Be careful not to give him a pretext to report you.
https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/englis...

The pretence that they have somehow achieved unity among workers gives them a pretext to speak in the name of workers every year on May Day.

https://sentence.yourdictionary.com/pretext
And many more.


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Note added at 1 day 8 hrs (2019-11-08 18:50:13 GMT)
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No worries. Thanks for sharing your doubt.

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Note added at 1 day 9 hrs (2019-11-08 19:28:06 GMT)
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I do apologize for making you feel that way.
Yes, you're right. I shouldn't have used the capital letters.



    Reference: http://estelahfarsi.eu/redensarts/view/id/968
    Reference: http://https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition...
Marzieh Izadi
Iran
Native speaker of: Native in Farsi (Persian)Farsi (Persian)
Notes to answerer
Asker: To give someone a pretext is not used in English lg!

Asker: I think you're right and it was me doubting. tnx.

Asker: And plz don't use capital letters, coz they show you are shouting!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  alireza hematian: yes
20 hrs
  -> Greatly appreciated, Mr. Hematian!
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