lose in translation
[ loozin tranz-ley-shuhn, trans- ]
/ ˈluz ɪn trænzˈleɪ ʃən, træns- /
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to lose or cause to lose (meaning or effectiveness) when translated into a different language, style, form, etc., or when passed through a third party: I suspect the Gaelic inscription loses something in translation, as it seems overly cryptic.Whenever people spread rumors, important details get lost in translation.
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Origin of lose in translation
First recorded in 1790–1800
Words nearby lose in translation
Loschmidt's number, lose, lose face, lose ground, lose heart, lose in translation, lose it, losel, lose no time, lose one's bearings, lose one's buttons
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