Pfeife translation | German-English dictionary



Pfei•fe      f   , -, -n  
a    whistle  
fife   (esp Mil)  , piccolo  
(=Bootsmannspfeife, Orgelpfeife)  
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
to smoke {or} have a pipe
I couldn't care less ; I don't give a damn
to dance to sb's tune
I couldn't care less about what he thinks
he has treated himself to an expensive pipe
'Pfeife' also found in translations in English-German dictionary
Pfeife rauchen
die Pfeife stopfen
die Pfeife fest stopfen
pfeifen ; auf der Pfeife blasen
er tanzt ganz nach ihrer Pfeife
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"Pfeife": examples and translations in context
Diese Pfeife ist für Prinz August. This pipe is for you, Prince August.
Eine ganz besondere Pfeife aus Mooreiche mit gebürsteter Oberfläche. A quite special pipe made of moor oak with brushed surface.
Er hat sich so über die Pfeife von Ihnen gefreut. He was so delighted with that whistle you made for him.
Es ist eher eine Flöte als eine Pfeife. It's more like a flute than a whistle.
Die EU tanzt heute nach Fidels Pfeife. Today, the EU is dancing to Fidel's tune.
Hol uns das Insolvenzrecht, und wir müssen nicht nach Eli Gold's Pfeife tanzen. Get us bankruptcy, and we won't have to dance to the tune of Eli Gold.
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