глухо как в танке

16:30 Mar 23, 2010
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Russian to English translations [PRO]
Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
Russian term or phrase: глухо как в танке
Есть ли смысл кудато писать и что то делать,или в моём положении глухо,как в танке?
Оно то да, но сдешние модотворители туда редко заглядывают и вообще там глухо как в танке!
jankopolo
Local time: 16:37


Summary of answers provided
2 +3dead end
Alex Marshall
5I'm stuck in limbo
Alexandra Taggart
3 +2(Or am I) up the creek without a paddle here
Zamira B.
4useless/hopeless
Karina Sigalovskaya
4won't amount to anything/a hill of beans
Judith Hehir
3 +1as futile as it gets
Elina Rokhkind
1 +3clear as mud
James McVay
2God forsaken / abandon all hope
Aleksey Chervinskiy


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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 1/5Answerer confidence 1/5 peer agreement (net): +3
clear as mud


Explanation:
A guess, really.

James McVay
United States
Local time: 11:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 3

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Victor Zagria: imho, the closest equivalent. So far...
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Victor.

agree  svetlana cosquéric
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Svetlana.

neutral  Alexandra Taggart: "clear ia mud" means "explanation is not understanding"
3 hrs
  -> It can mean that, of course.

agree  Igor Popov: это скорее для второго предложения (everybody's in the dark)
4 hrs
  -> Thanks, Igor.
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20 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
God forsaken / abandon all hope


Explanation:
... or in my situation is it "abandon all hope"?

... local fashion makers rarely look in that direction, in any case it's a God forsaken territory.

Может быть как-то так.

I don't know if there's a one expression in English that would fit 100%, but again, I'm not a native speaker of English.



Aleksey Chervinskiy
United States
Local time: 11:37
Native speaker of: Russian
PRO pts in category: 4
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29 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
(Or am I) up the creek without a paddle here


Explanation:
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для первого "глухо как танке"

Zamira B.
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:37
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in UzbekUzbek
PRO pts in category: 18

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Angela Greenfield
2 hrs
  -> спасибо!

agree  Igor Popov: это скорее глухо как в ж... (для первого предложения)
4 hrs
  -> спасибо
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32 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
as futile as it gets


Explanation:
or: an endeavour/effort as futile/vain as it gets

Elina Rokhkind
Local time: 11:37
Native speaker of: Russian
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  VicSot
2 hrs
  -> спасибо!
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36 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +3
dead end


Explanation:
not sure

Alex Marshall
United States
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Aleksey Chervinskiy
1 hr

agree  Natalie
4 days

agree  Jinglebob
4 days
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
won't amount to anything/a hill of beans


Explanation:
meaning that it won't accomplish a thing, won't produce any results

Judith Hehir
United States
Local time: 11:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 31
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3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
I'm stuck in limbo


Explanation:
"Stuck in limbo" - not backwards, not forwards, "I don't know what to do"

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http://help.com/post/162000-rewording-im-stuck-in-limbo-work

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"...и вообще там глухо как в танке!" - "that place is hell-dull, anyway"

Alexandra Taggart
Russian Federation
Local time: 18:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in category: 24
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670 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
useless/hopeless


Explanation:
Does it make any sense to write somewhere or do something in my situation, it's useless/hopeless. (это моё личное мнение)

Karina Sigalovskaya
Local time: 11:37
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian, Native in UkrainianUkrainian
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