Como dizer "Tão certo como dois e dois são quatro" em inglês

jlmmelo 12 92
As sure as eggs or as sure as eggs are eggs.

Something that you say when you are certain about what is going to happen or what someone will do: He'll be back again next week asking for more money, sure as eggs is eggs.

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7 respostas
O ditado correto é: Eggs is eggs ou eggs ARE eggs.
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Abço e obrigado.
Henry Cunha 3 17 182
The meaning is obvious, but I have to say I've never heard the expression. It's probably more British usage? I don`t know.
jlmmelo 12 92
Existe uma música do Genesis - As Eggs is Eggs, banda britânica; no romance Pickwick Papers de Charles Dickens, britânico... :?:

Gramaticalmente, o correto seria “eggs are eggs”, mas o Wiktionary cita: the ungrammatical "is" is commonly used in this set phrase. (A forma comumente usada é a não gramatical “is”).
Thomas 7 60 288
a lead pipe cinch
a sure-thing

Once you learn how to drive a car, learning to drive a truck will be a lead pipe cinch (easy, inevitable, a certainty, a bet you cannot lose)
If he meets her, he will fall in love with her. It's a sure-thing. (easy, inevitable, a certainty, a bet you cannot lose)

I've never heard the "as sure as eggs" in the USA.
timphillips 10
As sure as eggs are eggs sounds great to me ( a brit )
A dead cert
A sure thing

Tim
Donay Mendonça 22 103 1.5k
Outras opções:
  • as sure as two and two make four
  • as sure as two and two are four
Exemplos de uso:
  • She'll marry that man as sure as two and two make four," said the practical archdeacon. "I hope not, I hope not," said the father. [Cleavebooks.co.uk]
  • As sure as two and two are four, they'll not arrive on time. [Google Books - Eugene Savaiano, ‎Lynn W. Winget - 2007 - ‎Foreign Language Study]
Bons estudos. Compartilhe.
Zumstein 1 31 412
É só eu ler o título deste tópico que eu lembro do "Como dois e dois"

Tão certo como dois e dois são cinco.

Two plus two equals five (2 + 2 = 5)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2_%2B_2_%3D_5

Como dois e dois.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VkcRR9eiOw