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I have a neck for (something)

Postat de BT la Marţi, 12/02/2013 - 22:04
  • Idiom: I have a neck for (something)
  • Limba: Engleză
  • Idiomatic translations / echivalente: Germană, Rusă
  • Explained meaning: Engleză

Idiomatic translations of "I have a neck for ..."

Germană
ich habe ein Händchen für etwas
Rusă
Собаку съесть (на чём нибудь)
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Meanings of "I have a neck for ..."

Engleză

I'm good at (something)

Explicat de BTBT la Marţi, 12/02/2013 - 22:04
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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!

Explicat de ibn as-sabilibn as-sabil la Miercuri, 06/11/2019 - 21:08
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