America had broken the back of recession

Discussion in 'Português (Portuguese)' started by kath92, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. kath92 Senior Member

    Portuguese
    America had broken the back of recession

    O que vem a ser "had broken the back"?
     
  2. Vanda

    Vanda Moderesa de Beagá

    Belo Horizonte, BRASIL
    Português/ Brasil
    Veja a definição:
    break the back of- to complete the greatest or hardest part of (a task)
     
  3. GOODVIEW

    GOODVIEW Senior Member

    Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
    Portugues brasileiro
    Neste caso, acho que está mais para a definição abaixo:

    break the back of something
    Fig. to end the domination of something; to reduce the power of something. The government has worked for years to break the back of organized crime. This new medicine should break the back of the epidemic.
    See also: back, break

    "quebrou as pernas da recessão".
     
  4. kath92 Senior Member

    Portuguese
    Entendi. Obrigada Vanda e GOODVIEW.
     

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