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"рыба гниет с головы"

English translation: a fish rots from the head down

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Russian term or phrase:рыба гниет с головы
English translation:a fish rots from the head down
Entered by: DR. RICHARD BAVRY
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09:30 Jul 1, 2001
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Russian term or phrase: "рыба гниет с головы"
Очевиден
Georgiy Moiseenko
Local time: 18:44
a fish rots from the head down
Explanation:
ocheviden...

say it all the time.
Selected response from:

DR. RICHARD BAVRY
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +4a fish rots from the head downDR. RICHARD BAVRY
na +1corruption begins at the top
Andrei Vrabtchev


  

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7 mins peer agreement (net): +4
a fish rots from the head down


Explanation:
ocheviden...

say it all the time.


    checkered career
DR. RICHARD BAVRY
PRO pts in pair: 39

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Roy Cochrun: If source is needed: Random House R-E Dict of Idioms
3 mins
  -> the sad lessons of history may be the best source!

agree  Andrei Vrabtchev: fully agree
21 mins
  -> spasibo

agree  ttagir
4 hrs
  -> spasibo

agree  Rusinterp
5 hrs
  -> spasibo
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19 mins peer agreement (net): +1
corruption begins at the top


Explanation:
That's an idiomatic expression.
There might be a lot of variants in English - I fully agree with the previous answer.
P.S. Good luck :)))


    personal experience
Andrei Vrabtchev
Bulgaria
Local time: 17:44
Native speaker of: Native in BulgarianBulgarian, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Christopher Gierig: This is a good English variant.
4 hrs
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