hängslen och livrem

English translation: belt and suspenders

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Swedish term or phrase:hängslen och livrem
English translation:belt and suspenders
Entered by: Charles Ek

10:09 Sep 24, 2010
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Computers: Software / production optimization
Swedish term or phrase: hängslen och livrem
I know this is an idiom, just can't find its equivalent in American English. I'll accept UK English as well. Not satisfied with "suspenders and belt"

ASAP please, thanks.
Patricia Nilsson
Local time: 20:42
belt and suspenders
Explanation:
This is the American phrase. See the link for 149,000 examples of its use. I actually think the Swedish might be derived from the British "belt and braces".
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Charles Ek
United States
Local time: 13:42
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4 +7belt and suspenders
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16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +7
belt and suspenders


Explanation:
This is the American phrase. See the link for 149,000 examples of its use. I actually think the Swedish might be derived from the British "belt and braces".


    Reference: http://tinyurl.com/34vkydm
Charles Ek
United States
Local time: 13:42
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Anna Herbst
1 hr
  -> Tack, Anna!

agree  SwedEng (X): Completely agree!
2 hrs
  -> Tack!

agree  Pernille Chapman
8 hrs
  -> Tack!

agree  Barry Appleby
1 day 6 hrs

agree  George Hopkins: But beware - suspenders are something quite different in UK English.
2 days 6 hrs

agree  alpia: galluses (braces, suspenders) and belt
4 days

agree  Annabel Oldfield
4 days
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