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atirar no que vê, acertar no que não vê

English translation: Went to search she-asses and found the kingship

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Portuguese term or phrase:atirar no que vê, acertar no que não vê
English translation:Went to search she-asses and found the kingship
Entered by: Gad Kohenov
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20:11 Apr 28, 2008
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Portuguese term or phrase: atirar no que vê, acertar no que não vê
"... ele pode ter atirado no que viu e acertado no que não viu, mas o fato é que acertou em coisa grossa, como se constata agora."
That literally means "he aimed at something but hit something else". Is there a better way to say that in English?
Roberto Costa
Italy
Local time: 13:28
Went to search she-asses and found the kingship
Explanation:
If you fellow found a better thing that which he looked for he is like king Saul, who looked for she-asses and found the kingship, as the Bible tells us.
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Gad Kohenov
Israel
Local time: 14:28
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3 +1Went to search she-asses and found the kingship
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Went to search she-asses and found the kingship


Explanation:
If you fellow found a better thing that which he looked for he is like king Saul, who looked for she-asses and found the kingship, as the Bible tells us.

Gad Kohenov
Israel
Local time: 14:28
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in HebrewHebrew
PRO pts in category: 4
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