gå in i väggen

English translation: have a breakdown

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Swedish term or phrase:gå in i väggen
English translation:have a breakdown

03:16 Feb 22, 2001
Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Medical
Swedish term or phrase: gå in i väggen
The phrase is used for being completely exhausted and not able to cope with anything.
Anita
have a breakdown
Explanation:
possibly: 'have a collapse'
Your definition 'being completely exhausted and not able to cope with anything' is a good one.
'nervous breakdown' is too strong.


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Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 16:47
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nahit the wall
Steven Murray
nahave a breakdown
Mats Wiman


  

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4 hrs
have a breakdown


Explanation:
possibly: 'have a collapse'
Your definition 'being completely exhausted and not able to cope with anything' is a good one.
'nervous breakdown' is too strong.





    Native Swede
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 16:47
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1826
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Thank you.

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Sven Petersson
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6 hrs
hit the wall


Explanation:
common American slang for being too exhausted to do any more work, such as medical residents must experience often.

Steven Murray
PRO pts in pair: 32

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