When push comes to shovel

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by gm_hache, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. gm_hache Member

    Spain , spanish
    Hola a todos, estoy traduciendo una entrevista para una revista y me he encontrado con la siguiente expresión:

    -It seems you don't trust philosophers to give good advice on specific moral matters. When push comes to shovel, it seems that even the great Aristotle "gives us absolutely no help".

    Gracias a todos de antemano, que tengan un buen día.
     
  2. The Prof

    The Prof Senior Member

  3. galesa Senior Member

    mallorca
    english wales
    When push comes to shove. (sin l):At a point when, or if, all else has been taken into account and matters must be confronted, one way or another.
     
  4. gm_hache Member

    Spain , spanish
    Muchas gracias a los dos por la rápida respuesta.
    Thank you very much for the quick response.
    Que tengan un buen día, have a nice day.
    gm
     
  5. The Prof

    The Prof Senior Member

    Tengo que ponerme las gafas. ¡Pensaba que el 'l' era un signo de admiración! :eek:
     

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