Wer die Wahl hat hat die Qual translation English | German-English dictionary

wer die Wahl hat, hat die Qual exp.
he is/you are {etc} spoiled for choice

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exp.
the choice is hers whether she ... ; it's up to her whether she ...
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to accept the {or} one's election
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to win the election
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take your choice {or} pick
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to leave (it up to) sb to choose
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he/this book was chosen
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it's his bid
[Cards]
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he has gonorrh(o)ea
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hey {or} wow! has she got a pair of legs!
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the fuse has blown {or} gone
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he played the nine
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the fairies took it
[Fig.]
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it rained all night long ; it rained all through the night
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he's turned into a workaholic
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the government has failed with its domestic policy
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then perhaps we'll get a bit of peace
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he has lost all interest in it
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he told stories all night
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he's wetting {or} shitting himself
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the firm exhibited at the fair
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that's gone on long enough!
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he was foolish {or} stupid enough to ...
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she did everything herself
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he timed exactly how long it took
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he did a beautiful job of tidying the flat {or} apartment
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can the UN still justify its existence?
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he completed a course at technical college
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the union put a stop to this proposal
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somebody was on the line for hours ; somebody was keeping the line busy for hours
irgendjemand hat die Telefonleitung stundenlang besetzt
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Wahl  

   f   , -, -en  
a    (=Auswahl)   choice  
die Wahl fiel auf ihn/dieses Buch      he/this book was chosen  
aus freier Wahl      of one's own free choice  
wir hatten keine (andere) Wahl(, als)      we had no alternative or choice (but)  
es gab or blieb keine andere Wahl(, als)      there was no alternative (but)  
das ließ mir keine (andere) Wahl      it left me no (other) choice  
jdm die Wahl lassen      to leave (it up to) sb to choose  
jdm etw zur Wahl stellen      to give sb the choice of sth  
drei Kandidaten stehen zur Wahl      there is a choice of three candidates  
seine/eine Wahl treffen      to make one's/a choice or selection  
du hast die Wahl      take your choice or pick  
sie hat die Wahl, ob sie ...      the choice is hers whether she ..., it's up to her whether she ...  
wer die Wahl hat, hat die Qual        (Prov)    he is/you are etc spoiled for choice  
    eng       adj, a  
b      (Pol etc)   election  
(=Abstimmung)  
vote  ,   (geheim)    ballot
geheime Wahl      secret ballot  
freie Wahl      free elections  
Wahl durch Handerheben      vote by (a) show of hands  
(die) Wahlen      (the) elections  
Wahl eines Präsidenten      election of a president  
seine Wahl in den Vorstand/zum Präsidenten      his election to the board/as president  
die Wahl gewinnen      to win the election  
zur Wahl gehen      to go to vote, to go to the polls  
jdn zur Wahl aufstellen or vorschlagen      to propose sb or put sb up as a candidate (for election)  
sich zur Wahl stellen      to stand (as a candidate), to stand (at the/an election), to run (for parliament/president etc)  
zur Wahl schreiten      to take a vote or   (geheim)   ballot  
die Wahl annehmen      to accept the or one's election  
c    (=Qualität)   quality  
erste Wahl      top quality  
[Gemüse, Eier]   class or grade one  
zweite/dritte Wahl      second/third quality  
[Gemüse, Eier]   class or grade two/three  
Waren erster Wahl      top-quality goods  
Eier erster Wahl      class-one or grade-one eggs  
Fleisch erster Wahl      prime meat  
Waren zweiter Wahl      seconds    pl     
Gemüse zweiter Wahl      class-two or grade-two vegetables  
der Teller war zweite Wahl      the plate was a second  
Translation German - English Collins Dictionary  
See also:

Wähler, wählen, Wal, Wahlakt


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