Pfeife translation | German-English dictionary

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Pfeife

  
Pfei•fe      f   , -, -n  
a    whistle  
(=Querpfeife)  
fife   (esp Mil)  , piccolo  
(=Bootsmannspfeife, Orgelpfeife)  
pipe  
nach jds Pfeife tanzen      to dance to sb's tune  
b      (zum Rauchen)    pipe  
eine Pfeife rauchen      to smoke or have a pipe  
Pfeife rauchen      (=Pfeifenraucher sein)   to smoke a pipe, to be a pipe-smoker  
c    inf   (=Versager)   wash-out inf  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
Pfeife rauchen exp.
to smoke a pipe ; to be a pipe-smoker

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Collaborative Dictionary     German-English
exp.
to smoke {or} have a pipe
exp.
I couldn't care less ; I don't give a damn
exp.
to dance to sb's tune
exp.
I couldn't care less about what he thinks
exp.
he has treated himself to an expensive pipe
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'Pfeife' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
exp.
Pfeife rauchen
exp.
die Pfeife stopfen
exp.
die Pfeife fest stopfen
exp.
pfeifen ; auf der Pfeife blasen
exp.
er tanzt ganz nach ihrer Pfeife
"Pfeife": examples and translations in context
Dort saß er und rauchte Pfeife. He sat there and smoked a pipe.
Diese Pfeife ist für Prinz August. This pipe is for you, Prince August.
In 5 Minuten geht die Pfeife. That whistle goes in five minutes.
Don't drüben, mit der Pfeife. Over there, with the whistle.
Alles hatte nach Ihrer Pfeife zu tanzen. Everything had to be done your way.
Aber dann wird nach meiner Pfeife getanzt. But it's my way or it's the highway.
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