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Close, but no cigar

Discussion in 'Русский (Russian)' started by Apa2001, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Apa2001 Senior Member

    English, as spoken in New Joisey
    I was curious, how do you express "Close, but no cigar" in Russian? The meaning is, you almost did something right, but not quite right.
    Apa
     
  2. gvozd

    gvozd Senior Member

    Something like "Остановиться в шаге от победы", I presume.
     
  3. rusita preciosa

    rusita preciosa Modus forendi

    USA (Φιλαδέλφεια)
    Russian (Moscow)
    I'd say, we do not have a direct equivalent, so unless we are provided with context, it is impossible to suggest anything valuable.
     
  4. Maroseika Moderator

    Moscow
    Russian
    Хорошо, но не совсем.
     
  5. Solominka New Member

    Moscow
    Russian
    Близко, но мимо.
     
  6. Garbuz Senior Member

    Russian
    (Победа) была так близка.
     
  7. Apa2001 Senior Member

    English, as spoken in New Joisey
    Спасибо большое!
     

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