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How to say in English: "не с потолка взято" ? Could someone help me to find a good translation of the Russian expression "не с потолка взято"? For example: Не с потолка же деревенские бабы берут свои новости. Во всяком случае, такую вещь они сами бы не выдумали. I'd say: "The news being told by the village women don't come out of thin air (?). Anyway, they couldn't make up such things/such stories by themselves".
Aug 4, 2018 6:36 PM
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The village women don't take the news off the top of their heads/don't make the news up.
August 5, 2018
I think the translation of this sentence is depend on what kind of translation you want to make. I mean direct (with smile), associative (like English idioms) or just you want to give the person the exact understanding of the situation. The last variant can be "all news have a real reason/ it was an well prepared answer/...", or something similar.
August 4, 2018
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