dać prztyczka w nos

19:09 Jun 24, 2015
Polish to English translations [PRO]
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Polish term or phrase: dać prztyczka w nos
w znaczeniu przenośnym: coś było ironicznym prztyczkiem w nos dla...

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kmicun
Poland
Local time: 07:19


Summary of answers provided
4g(j)ibe / dig / swipe / jab
Cake
4bite sb. in the butt
Darius Saczuk
4a thumb of the nose
Darius Saczuk
3an ironic dig at the tacticians, strategists, sports journalists, and all those who like to talk too
Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
3give sb a flick on the nose
mike23


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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
bite sb. in the butt


Explanation:
One commonly used phrase.

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Your Actions Have Consequences - 7 True Karma Stories
https://www.thetreeofawakening.com/blog/is-karma-real/
5 days ago - Talk about Karma biting me in the butt! (Luckily those days are behind me and I am much more compassionate with things and people I may not ...

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Angie Stone Quotes - BrainyQuote
www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/a/angie_stone.html
I would never disrespect any man, woman, chick or child out there. We're all the same. What goes around comes around, and karma kicks us all in the butt in the

Darius Saczuk
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
a thumb of the nose


Explanation:
After your additional explanation.

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Penny Mickelbury - 2003
Two cars were there, both old and battered, a thumb of the nose to the Saabs and Volvos and Jeep Cherokees lining the street. Automatically, she wrote down

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Sunday Best: A thumb of the nose to prognosticators
www.commercialappeal.com/.../a-thumb-of-the-no...
The Commercial Appeal
Aug 7, 2011 - Sportswriters and pundits from the blogosphere aren't giving defensive lineman Frank Trotter, coach Larry Porter and the Memphis Tigers much ...

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GM Moves More Jobs Overseas: Thumb-of-the-Nose to President Obama
www.maggiesnotebook.com/.../gm-moves-more-jobs-overseas-thu...
May 9, 2009 - Read that as a “thumb-of-the-nose” to President Obama. GM. Apparently, GM is leaking information to Capitol Hill legislators.

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BOOK REVIEW: David Mitchell's “The Bone Clocks ...
www.tuffgnarl.com/book-review-david-mitchells-the-bone-cloc...
Nov 21, 2014 - ... and, frankly, it almost seems a bit like a thumb of the nose to readers who have hung on to Mitchell's every word throughout the lengthy novel.

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Wake up and smell the oranges - The Telegram
www.thetelegram.com/Opinion/Letter-to-the.../1
The Telegram
Dec 31, 2014 - He touted this as a thumb of the nose to Quebec. There were many achievements under his premiership, not the least of which was declaring

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13 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
give sb a flick on the nose


Explanation:
give sb a flick on the nose
get/receive a flick on the nose

mike23
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17 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
g(j)ibe / dig / swipe / jab


Explanation:
...was an ironic jab at

Cake
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an ironic dig at the tacticians, strategists, sports journalists, and all those who like to talk too


Explanation:
Based on the newly-added context.

strategów, komentatorów, dziennikarzy sportowych i wszystkich, którzy o sporcie lubią mówić zbyt dużo

Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
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Local time: 01:19
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