"Pega pra capar" com o sentido de passagem complicada e desgastante, rabo de foguete, dificuldade estressante
Ex: Bob got tired of the rat race
. He's retired and gone to the country.
Ex: The money market is a rat race
, and many people who work in it get out quickly because of the stress.
Ex: working in the City is a real rat race
fonte: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/rat+race http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/rat+race
Ex: Rick Allen moved to upstate New York to escape the rat race
and tension of Washington, D.C., but when he arrived in his hometown, the 49-year-old electronics technician couldn't find a job.
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