Be like a duck. Stay calm on the surface but paddle like hell underneath.

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by cesarduck, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. cesarduck Senior Member

    Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    Español - México
    Can somebody help me with this sentence,its hard to understand for me:

    BE LIKE A DUCK. STAY CALM ON THE SURFACE BUT PADDLE LIKE HELL UNDERNEATH

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. jinti

    jinti Senior Member

    Don't let people see how hard you're working.

    (A duck swimming in a pond seems to be moving without effort, but under the surface of the water, it's kicking its feet very hard.)
     
  3. cesarduck Senior Member

    Guadalajara, Jalisco.
    Español - México
    I got it.

    Thanks a lot, jinti. You're cool.
     
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