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cleití a bhaint
Figurative idiom
Headwords: cleite, bain
Description:
Leagadh a bhaint as duine; béim síos a thabhairt do dhuine.
Corpus examples
Ní'l aoinne gur chuaidh an ainim sin, staigín i bhfeidhm air ná déanfidh a chroidhe díthil ar ainim éigin eile thuilleamh dó féin chómh luath i n-Éirinn agus d'fhéadfidh sé é. Níor bhainamair cleití fós as an ngaige gan éifeacht, ach tá breith againn air.
Source
Cómhairle ár Leasa
Page
217
Extra examples
Dheineas é lagú ins na cleití; nó, na cleití a bhaint, nó a statha, as = thógas, mhaoluigheas, anuas é
Source
Réilthíní Óir (Cuid I) (Mac Clúin 1922)
Headword
cleite
Níor baineadh cleite as, he didn't lose a feather, he was unscathed.
Source
Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla (Ó Dónaill 1977)
Headword
cleite
Figuratively: covering, dress,
Source
Foclóir Gaedhilge agus Béarla (Dinneen 1927)
Headword
cleite
Additional explanation
Níor bhaineamar siar fós as an ngallamhaisire gan mhaith. We didn't knock a feather off his cap yet - the worthless dandy - discharge his battery.
"Clip his wings, bring him down in the world."
Níor thugamar fé fós as an duine gan tairbhe agus é ina bhodhaire.
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