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Mullan
Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2012 5:05:59 PM
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Hi there,
I've got a question concerning a phrase I've just made up. :) "возвращать мир на ноги" - by this, I mean "to make everything return to its normal state, to restore normality" - would it be intelligible to a Russian speaking person or should I go easy on being creative?
Ahu Lee
Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 1:09:05 AM
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Hi Mullan,

There's a perfect expression for what you're trying to say -- "вернуть всё на круги своя".

When used in the proper context, "возвращать мир на ноги" is fine if your only concern and intention is to be understood. But it does sound horrible and alien-ish if you ask me. Well done on being creative though. Keep it up! Angel
WooHoo
Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 11:57:18 AM
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Hi Mullan,

I agree with Ahu Lee that "вернуть всё на круги своя" is a good expression. Please notice that it also means there is nothing really new and everything repeats.
Mullan
Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013 11:26:14 AM
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Thank you, WooHoo and Ahu Lee. When I asked the question, I was looking for a phrase for my essay. I handed it in long ago, so I may say I no longer need it, but I'll try to remember your suggestion. :)
l3zwa
Posted: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 1:35:32 PM
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hello i guess that "вернуть всё на круги своя" is the best one
MaximX
Posted: Monday, January 6, 2014 2:17:08 PM
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В русском языке есть понятие "с ног на голову". Перевернуть, или поставить, или что-то в этом роде. Перевод прозвучит как "поставить мир с головы на ноги", очень близко к оригиналу и совершенно по-русски.
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