fall off the wagon

01:43 Jul 19, 2017
English to Norwegian translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
English term or phrase: fall off the wagon
A person addicted to alcohol or drug substances relapses after a period of abstinence.

Her New Year’s Resolution was to become sober, but she fell off the wagon two months into the year.
Isabelle Knudsen
United States
Local time: 13:38


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5 +1falle av vannvogna
Ronny Nielsen
5Dette av vannvogna
tinaparelius
5falle av vannvogna
Eli Knutsen


  

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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
falle av vannvogna


Explanation:
Et ganske vanlig uttrykk på norsk

Ronny Nielsen
Dominican Republic
Local time: 14:38
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
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falle av vannvogna


Explanation:
Kan brukes om å ikke holde sine forsetter generelt.

-Hun sprakk
-Falt av vannvogna
-klarte ikke å holde seg

Eli Knutsen
Norway
Local time: 19:38
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Dette av vannvogna


Explanation:
I do believe that 'dette av vannvogna' is the correct colloquial form.

tinaparelius
Canada
Local time: 14:38
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