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I have a neck for (something)

Publié par BT le Mar, 12/02/2013 - 22:04
  • Expression idiomatique: I have a neck for (something)
  • Langue: anglais
  • Traductions idiomatiques / Équivalents: allemand, russe
  • Sens expliqué : anglais

Traductions idiomatiques de « I have a neck for ... »

allemand
ich habe ein Händchen für etwas
russe
Собаку съесть (на чём нибудь)
Explications :

Sens de « I have a neck for ... »

anglais

I'm good at (something)

Expliquée par BTBT le Mar, 12/02/2013 - 22:04
Expliqué par BTBT
anglais

NO! NO! NO!

Your original idiom quote is COMPLETELY incorrect!!!
Either you yourself misheard it it, or you read what someone else wrote, who misheard it and wrote it down incorrectly!!!
The word in this case is NOT "neck" (which is the part of the body which connects the head to the shoulders!) but rather, the expression is " to have a knack for something". (The "k" is silent"; the vowel / the word rhymes with "back"!) The etymology of the word is uncertain - it originally meant a trick; but now it has no negative connotations: The explanation of the meaning of the phrase is otherwise completely correct: to be good at something; to have a natural talent or facility or ability to do something!

Expliquée par ibn as-sabilibn as-sabil le Mer, 06/11/2019 - 21:08
Expliqué par ibn as-sabilibn as-sabil