Como dizer "Dar a(s) mão(s) à palmatória" em inglês

Marcio_Farias 1 23 214
... also dar a mão ao bolo (= reconhecer ter sido vencido ou estar enganado) (= to accept defeat after realizing one made a mistake, put one's foot into it, moving the wrong piece at chess thus getting checkmated, making a vehement statement and then not knowing how to back out of it, putting on a tight, jazzy red undie as a Brazilian senator did over his trousers and then attempting to excuse himself out of it when the press started focusing on it , getting a blowjob as Mr. Clinton did at the oval office the other day and then attempting to play it down, so the media wouldn't know about it etc) Geez, too much information on a single line! Anyway, do you guys know a word, a couple of words or even a one-liner for the Port equivalent, I wonder?

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3 respostas
Henry Cunha 3 17 182
Marcio, we're no longer into torture, but "a slap on the wrist" is still used as a figure of speech.

Also, "browbeaten," although punches to the head aren't in vogue anymore either.

"Pilloried," also figuratively (Pelourinho?)

Regards
Donay Mendonça 22 102 1.5k
Olá Márcio,

Uma sugestão:Give in

Ex:...he refused to give in after all he had done.(...ele se recusou a dar o braço a torcer depois de tudo que tinha feito.)

Veja:
To accept that you have been defeated and agree to stop competing or fighting.(Cambridge.)

"She knew she'd lost the argument but she wouldn't give in."(Ela sabia que não estava certa na discussão mas se recusava a dar a mão à palmatória."

Boa sorte!
Marcio_Farias 1 23 214
@Henry - your sentence examples help me understand it better indeed. Thank you. ;)
@Donay - good ones. The phrasal give in surely helps convey the idea. Thank you. ;)
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