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How Do You Keep Your Eyes Wide Shut?

I’m working on a very large and very urgent translation project this month. While being so busy has its drawbacks for updates, the job I’m doing does provide a lot of inspiration for posts.

For example, I could swear that the only time I’ve ever heard the expression “eyes wide shut” was in reference to the Kubrick film. Yet I had a hunch that it would be the perfect translation for a German expression I came across in my work today.

But how could I find a definition when the Google results are crammed so full of Cruise-Kidman speculation and middling movie reviews? I ended up searching for

“eyes wide shut” definition -kubrick -film

This still didn’t generate any of the obvious, easy reference sites that I can usually count on finding in the search results.

It turned out, however, that the context was enough. Look at the titles on these results, and you can probably guess the meaning of the phrase already:

Internet, you are a translator’s best friend.

Even when that translator has to work a little harder to make you useful.

3 replies on “How Do You Keep Your Eyes Wide Shut?”

But the full sized replica of the Whydah will knock your socks
off. However we might not have thought about it but our clothes are also related in some way to our
heritage. Then accessorize your look with knitted cap, chains, bracelets and ribbons to appear like
one of the notorious sea robber from the medieval era.

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Just a play with words, like saying, for example, that: “The place is open, exclusively,to all.”

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