replegar velas

bethita83

New Member
English
Hi,

How would you translate "replegar velas" to english? the context is below

"Ante la adversidad, no podemos replegar velas."

Thanks very much in advance
 
  • christelleny

    Senior Member
    French-France
    The expression comes from old naval fighting, when a ship would fold its sails to surrender.

    In your phrase, it means "we shoudn't give up".

    There are more options depending on context, but that's the basic idea.
     
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