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    номер такой не пройдёт

    From the sentence: Но с тобой у этого дурака...

    It should mean something like: "He can't take advantage of you".

    But this is a strange way of saying it.
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    literally: номер не пройдёт=can`t do such trick.
    "This fool can`t do such trick with you".
    Or: у вас со мной такой номер не пройдет! (you can`t fool me this way!)
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    Re: номер такой не пройдёт

    Quote Originally Posted by Siriusly
    From the sentence: Но с тобой у этого дурака...

    It should mean something like: "He can't take advantage of you".

    But this is a strange way of saying it.
    Но с тобой у этого дурака такой номер не пройдёт. = This fool won't trick you this way.
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    English expression

    Yes. An English equivalent could be" "He can't pull a fast one on you!"
    "Someone is trying to pull a fast one" means "trying to fool, trick, deceive, cheat..." But as for the literal meaning "pulling a fast one" I do not know of its origin.
    Does anyone know of the origin of the "номер пройдёт" expression?
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    Re: English expression

    Quote Originally Posted by Siriusly
    Does anyone know of the origin of the "номер пройдёт" expression?
    It had literal meaning (so номер here meant a part of the concert).
    Этот номер не пройдёт.

    Выражение возникло из речи актёров, которые обсуждали номера сборного концерта, какой номер не пройдёт для представления. Сейчас употребляется в разговорной речи в значении: «это не удастся, это не выйдет».

    http://festival.1september.ru/2004_2005 ... tic=213242

    There are also explained the origins of almost 40 interesting expressions in that article.

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