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    What is the English for...

    What is the English for "Плохому танцору яйца мешают"? :)

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    "The bad dancer busts a nut?"
    Sorry, I don't actually know...
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    3 Russian speakers can't agree on this

    Bad chicken dance is what I hear...

    It's a bad translation like one would find on Chinese fireworks
    I'm easily amused late at night...

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    How it's said in English when someone starts to complain about "obstacles and odds" and invent excuses for a failure?
    The phrase in Russian means that even if he dance, his balls would be hampering him.

    Any English equivalent?
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    That sort of reminds me of "He'd complain if he was hung with a new rope." This of course refers to the days when criminals were executed by hanging.

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    He's always got an excuse.
    He's always trying to wriggle out [of work, e.g.].

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    Re: What is the English for...

    Quote Originally Posted by Acmepoug
    What is the English for "Плохому танцору яйца мешают"?
    A good dancer's balls don't get in his way
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
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    What is the English for "Плохому танцору яйца мешают"?
    Не яйца, а сапоги или сабля

    A bad workman (carpenter, craftman) awlays blames his tool

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    English Edition

    В обычных странах церковь отделена от государства, а в России - от Бога.

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    A bad dancer blames his shoes.... (or balls, if you will). The point is that when you can't translate something into another language, then borrow it
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    19. It is a bad workman that has a bad saw. (A careless or unskilled person blames his tools to excuse himself for bad work, while it is his own carelessness or lack of skill which is really to blame)
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