LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||13/JUL/2012 1:27 PM|
|Assunto:||the other shoe|
In English, if something unpleasant is about to happen, we say we are waiting for the second shoe to drop.
I am doing fine right now, but the doctor says that soon my health may deteriorate and I will need surgery. I am waiting for the other shoe to drop. I hate hospitals.
He has been convicted of the crime and is now awaiting sentencing. He is waiting for the other shoe to drop. He has no idea how long he will have to spend in custody.
We know the company will be laying off (firing) many employees, but we don't know when or how many will lose their jobs. I hate waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Does Portuguese have an equivalent?
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