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    Run around

    I've seen in a newspaper the text of a song along with its translation into Spanish. The expression "to run around" was translated as "to be unfaithful to your spouse". However I haven't found anything in my dictionaries to bear it out. Perhaps that translation was more free than literal?
    By the way, "more free" or "freer", which is correct?


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    Re: Run around

    The term "to give someone the runaround" [note - runaround is one word here] means to avoid being direct about something, so it could be extended to imply someone is cheating on a spouse.

    If you could give the context of the phrase, it might be easier to see what the translator did.

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    Re: Run around

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    The term "to give someone the runaround" [note - runaround is one word here] means to avoid being direct about something, so it could be extended to imply someone is cheating on a spouse.

    If you could give the context of the phrase, it might be easier to see what the translator did.
    I'm afraid I threw away that paper but thanks anyway.

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    Re: Run around

    Check out the 1961 hit by Dion - "Runaround Sue" - that's all about an unfaithful girlfriend who gained the nick-name from the way she behaved.
    (Unless, of course, that was the song you were referring to!)

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    Re: Run around

    Quote Originally Posted by buggles View Post
    Check out the 1961 hit by Dion - "Runaround Sue" - that's all about an unfaithful girlfriend who gained the nick-name from the way she behaved.
    (Unless, of course, that was the song you were referring to!)
    I think I'm beginning to grasp the meaning of it. I've checked the lyrics of the Dion song and -not 100% sure- but they look familiar.

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