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zalijepiti se za prste komu

09:47 Nov 18, 2011
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Croatian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
Croatian term or phrase: zalijepiti se za prste komu
Definicija je: ostati kao dobit, korist kad se radi s čim unosnim (ob. kao prešutno ne sasvim moralno čist posao, uobičajeno nepoštenje koje se prihvaća ili koje je neizbježno).

Nažalost više konteksta nema mogu ponuditi jer se radi o izoliranom prijevodu ove fraze za potrebe jednog rječnika.
kvidekov
Croatia
Local time: 01:15


Summary of answers provided
4 +1stick to someone's fingers
Darko Pauković
Summary of reference entries provided
have the Midas touch
Vesna Maširević

  

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stick to someone's fingers


Explanation:
Fig. to remain in someone's possession; to be stolen by someone.


    Reference: http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/stick+to+fingers
Darko Pauković
Croatia
Local time: 01:15
Native speaker of: Croatian

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1 hr
Reference: have the Midas touch

Reference information:
kada se nekome novac prosto "lijepi za prste" (za razliku od onih kojima on "biježi")
Takođe "soft: easy money"

http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/have the Midas touch

have the Midas touch

Fig. to have the ability to be successful, especially the ability to make money easily. (From the name of a legendary king whose touch turned everything to gold.)

gravy train bi bilo zanimanje ili izvor prihoda podoban za gore navedeno "lijepljenje"
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/gravy train
An occupation or other source of income that requires little effort while yielding considerable profit.

S tim da po mom mišljenju, objašnjenje dato u pitanju ne odgovara potpuno samom izrazu "zalijepiti se za prste" iako je "easy money" uglavnom "dirty money"... pa evo još opcija

make a fast/quick buck

- to make money with little effort
The young man is very lazy and he is always trying to make a fast buck.

ill-gotten gains

- money acquired in a dishonest or illegal manner

... http://www.idiomconnection.com/money.html


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Note added at 1 day2 hrs (2011-11-19 12:00:22 GMT)
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I drugi put! ;)

Vesna Maširević
Serbia
Native speaker of: Native in SerbianSerbian, Native in Serbo-CroatSerbo-Croat
Note to reference poster
Asker: hvala! puno ste mi pomogli.

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