peníze v kanálu

English translation: money down the drain

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Czech term or phrase:peníze v kanálu
English translation:money down the drain
Entered by: Pavel Prudký

14:44 Nov 2, 2016
Czech to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Finance (general) / water consumption
Czech term or phrase: peníze v kanálu
Zajímá mě, jak by to řekl rodilý mluvčí.
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Context: Leaky piping, faucet, toilet, etc. results in financial losses.
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Půl miliónu v kanálu
Během Vánočních svátků v našem areálu došlo k havárii na vodovodním rozvodu v zemi. Praskla přívodní trubka a praskla tak, že voda odtékala rovnou do kanalizace. Když jsme po Vánočních svátcích přišly do areálu a provedli kontrolní odečet vody, málem jsem dostal infarkt. 7000 m3 vody odteklo jen tak do kanalizace, škoda půl miliónu za „spotřebovanou“ vodu
Pavel Prudký
money down the drain
Explanation:
Half a million down the drain

I can't think of a context where this would be more fitting. :-)
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money down the drain


Explanation:
Half a million down the drain

I can't think of a context where this would be more fitting. :-)

Stuart Hoskins
Local time: 11:05
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Asker: Great, thx ;-)


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