Hindi/Urdu: Lene ke dene padna

Discussion in 'Indo-Iranian Languages' started by germanictamoon, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. germanictamoon

    germanictamoon Senior Member

    India, West Uttar Pradesh
    Hindi (West Uttar Pradesh)
    Hi all,
    Is there any figurative expression in English for Hindi/Urdu phrase 'lene ke dene padna' ?
    Lene ke dene padna= Fayde ke bajaay ulta nuqsaan ho jana.
  2. greatbear Banned

    India - Hindi & English
    I think the question rather belongs to the English forum: you could explain the Hindi idiom and ask your question there.
  3. Qureshpor Senior Member

    Punjabi, Urdu پنجابی، اردو
    One sense could be conveyed by, having "tables turned" on one.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2013
  4. Abu Talha Senior Member

  5. tonyspeed Senior Member

    JA- English & Creole

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