Matka powiedziała, że jeśli dam nogę, to nigdy mi nie wybaczy. (Question)

dać nogę =phrase/idiom (colloq) = to leg it, to make a run for it, to escape

Hi, the Eng CM translation is ‘‘My mother said if I eloped, she would never forgive me’’.
Can ‘‘dać nogę’’ also specifically mean ‘‘to elope’’, as used in this context? I couldn’t find an online reference to confirm this. Thanks!

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You’re right, “elope” doesn’t really fit in here. “Dać nogę” is just a non-specific “run away”, though it does carry some additional connotation of cowardice.


Thanks, I’ll report it next time.