Хуже нет, чем ждать или догонять

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Russian term or phrase:Хуже нет, чем ждать или догонять
English translation:waiting is wearisome, chasing is tiresome
Entered by: daniesza

19:45 May 10, 2006
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Russian term or phrase: Хуже нет, чем ждать или догонять
A Russian idiom that I need an equivalent for in English.
daniesza
Local time: 15:38


Summary of answers provided
4a watched pan is long in boiling; there's neither reason nor rhyme in waiting up for lost time
Voloshka
3waiting is wearisome, chasing is tiresome
Andrew Vdovin
3Patience is ...(something negative)
Simon Gregory


Discussion entries: 3





  

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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Patience is ...(something negative)


Explanation:
Patience is … (smth. negative)

Three English proverbs that do not admire by patience. They are much weaker than the Russian, but not translation.
From Encyclopedia of World Proverbs by Wolfgang Mieder, 1986 Prentice – Hall
pp 362-363

12082. He preaches patience that never knew pain.
12095. Patience is a flower that grows not in every garden.
12096. Patience is a good nag, but she’ll bolt.

Only as version that demonstrates my wish to help and respect to brave knights fighting in the white field with pen sharp as a sword. Good luck and best wishes.




Simon Gregory
PRO pts in category: 4
Notes to answerer
Asker: All these confirmed my idea of the idiom, but all are too prosey for my needs. THNX!!

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1 day 17 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
a watched pan is long in boiling; there's neither reason nor rhyme in waiting up for lost time


Explanation:
a watched pan never boils;
sitting and waiting is what we are hating;
there's nothing worse than waiting about and having to catch up

Возможно, отсюда можно тоже выбрать вариант. Удачи!


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Note added at 1 day17 hrs (2006-05-12 13:21:10 GMT)
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Если ссылка не работает: я ввела в Мультитран "хуже нет", там раздел "пословицы".


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Voloshka
Local time: 21:38
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in UkrainianUkrainian, Native in RussianRussian
Notes to answerer
Asker: thank you, i pretty much got the gist of this, but this idiom is too long !!!

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173 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
waiting is wearisome, chasing is tiresome


Explanation:
What about this one?


Andrew Vdovin
Local time: 01:38
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in category: 8
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