grać na siebie

20:25 Nov 20, 2019
Polish to English translations [PRO]
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Polish term or phrase: grać na siebie
W znaczeniu - nie grać dla dobra drużyny, licząc na pochwały dla siebie
hanna_sz
Local time: 06:40


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3 +1hog the spotlight
Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
3 +1to be a ball hog
Mateusz Izdebski
3look out for number one
Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
3playing solo game
geopiet
3to play for own benefit/interests
Adrian Liszewski


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to play for own benefit/interests


Explanation:
Propozycja.

Adrian Liszewski
Poland
Local time: 06:40
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playing solo game


Explanation:
Focus on Team game rather than on solo game:

This version of NBA has come with penalties for playing solo game like annoying player penalty for the one who holds ball for unreasonable duration. Thus, it is better to play the game with a team spirit and not just like an individual. Don’t forget that a good team player grade is always better than a bad grade with highest of scores.

geopiet
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to be a ball hog


Explanation:
propozycja

Mateusz Izdebski
Local time: 06:40
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish

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agree  Bubz: tak, pod warunkiem, ze jest pilka :) asker nie zaznaczyl o jaki sport chodzi
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hog the spotlight


Explanation:
Propozycja.

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Also, hog the limelight

hogging the limelight
Hog the limelight
It means to take the public attention more than you should. Monopolize the public attention.
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hogging the ...

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steal (or hog) the limelight
Draw the focus of attention to oneself at the expense of others.

‘she's careful not to steal the limelight’
https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/steal_(or_hog)_the_lime...

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Don't Hog the Spotlight. empower your people to shine There's an old saying that when your people look good, you look good
https://custom-sites.s3.amazonaws.com/mapconsulting/media/50...
https://www.mapconsulting.com/blog/leadership-and-management...

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Make Sure Your Most Outspoken Employee Doesn't Hog The Spotlight
https://www.fastcompany.com/3061215/how-to-make-sure-your-mo...

Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
United States
Local time: 00:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PolishPolish
PRO pts in category: 76

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agree  Bubz
32 mins
  -> Dziękuję Bubz. Serdecznie pozdrawiam.
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look out for number one


Explanation:
look out for number one

(idiomatic) To act in one's own interests; to act in a manner advantageous primarily to oneself.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/look_out_for_number_one

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Definition of look out for number one
: to think primarily about oneself and do what helps one most
We don't want a senator who's (only/always) looking out for number one.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/look out for numb...

Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
United States
Local time: 00:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PolishPolish
PRO pts in category: 76
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