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sklinke
Posted: Monday, June 01, 2009 5:00:38 AM
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Oi a todos

Como vocês acham que ficaria melhor traduzir para o inglês o termo "golpe de mestre"?

O contexto é o de uma pessoa que tentou dar um golpe de mestre e enganar uma seguradora, fingindo que o carro foi roubado.

Obrigada
Ahimsa
Posted: Monday, June 01, 2009 8:15:52 AM

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Olá Sky,

E que tal "A brilliant coup"?

Exemplo:

"Brilliant coup: Marketing expert brings back Elvis to open operation of newly acquired press"
in: http://www.postcardmania.com/pr/index.php?mod=article_detail&id_art=52

Definições:
coup (k)
n. pl. coups (kz)
1. A brilliantly executed stratagem; a triumph.
2.
a. A coup d'état.
b. A sudden appropriation of leadership or power; a takeover: a boardroom coup.
3. Among certain Native American peoples, a feat of bravery performed in battle, especially the touching of an enemy's body without causing injury.
Idiom:
count coup
Among certain Native American peoples, to ceremoniously recount one's exploits in battle.

[French, stroke, from Old French colp, from Late Latin colpus, from Latin colaphus, from Greek kolaphos.]
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sklinke
Posted: Monday, June 08, 2009 3:17:14 AM
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Excelente, vou usar. Muito obrigada (de novo!)
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