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abrirse el kimono

English translation: open the kimono

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Spanish term or phrase:abrirse el kimono
English translation:open the kimono
Entered by: Nikki Graham
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10:21 Nov 22, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
Spanish term or phrase: abrirse el kimono
Es una expresión de inglés legal "coloquial". Me explica mi jefe (abogado) que es cuando las partes se encuentran antes de la audiencia y "sinceran" sus cuestiones.
Aurora Humarán
Argentina
Local time: 10:11
open the kimono
Explanation:
I'd never heard of this, but there are lots of examples on the Web.

open the kimono, metaphor
To open a company's accounting books for inspection; to expose something previously hidden.



"Public companies also have much stricter rules of disclosure to potential investors. The company founder who used to keep his yearly salary a tight secret must reveal all when he goes public.
'You have to be prepared to open the kimono,' Meyers said."
—George Hostetter, "Going public: Rewarding, dangerous," The Fresno Bee

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Nikki Graham
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:11
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Arigato (is it written this way???)
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Nikki Graham


  

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open the kimono


Explanation:
I'd never heard of this, but there are lots of examples on the Web.

open the kimono, metaphor
To open a company's accounting books for inspection; to expose something previously hidden.



"Public companies also have much stricter rules of disclosure to potential investors. The company founder who used to keep his yearly salary a tight secret must reveal all when he goes public.
'You have to be prepared to open the kimono,' Meyers said."
—George Hostetter, "Going public: Rewarding, dangerous," The Fresno Bee




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Nikki Graham
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 5584
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Arigato (is it written this way???)
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