Tradução de "kind of just muddling our way through"

Avatar do usuário Charles Bunn 50 1
O que quer dizer: kind of just muddling our way through?

Algo como embaralhar o caminho?

We'd love to pretend otherwise but the truth is, we are kind of just muddling our way through. As fun as that is, we would love some guidance ...

Obrigado.

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Avatar do usuário Juliana Rios 18440 19 92 382
"To muddle your way through" is to make your way through a situation in an akwward, poorly planned or haphazard fashion. If an actor forgot his lines for a play, he might try to muddle his way through it by improvising and making up lines on the spot. You might have to muddle your way through a recipe if you didn't have the right ingredients and didn't know the appropriate cooking technique involved.

"I had planned on making a delicious chocolate cake for my daughter's birthday, but the dog ate the recipe so I had to muddle through."

"Josh forgot the steps to his dance routine and had to muddle his way through it" (by imitating his fellow dancers' movements and prancing awkwardly onstage, while at the same time praying for it to be over).

One of the many possible translations for your sentence might include:

We'd love to pretend otherwise but the truth is, we are kind of just muddling our way through. As fun as that is, we would love some guidance. = Nós adoraríamos fingir que não, mas a verdade é que nós estamos meio que improvisando / indo as trancos e barrancos / fazendo as coisas de qualquer jeito. Por mais divertido que isso possa ser, nós gostaríamos de alguma orientação.
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Avatar do usuário Cinnamon 13180 14 33 287
hi there!

muddle

verb (used with object), muddled, muddling.
1.
to mix up in a confused or bungling manner; jumble.
2.
to cause to become mentally confused.
3.
to cause to become confused or stupid with or as if with an intoxicating drink.
4.
to make muddy or turbid, as water.
5.
to mix or stir (a cocktail, chocolate, etc.).
6.
Ceramics. to smooth (clay) by rubbing it on glass.

source: dictionary.reference

Sugiro:
"Gostaríamos muito de fingir o contrário, mas a verdade é, nós estamos meio que de apenas atrapalhando nosso caminho. Tão divertido quanto isto é/possa ser, nós gostaríamos de alguma orientação ..."


Cheers!
Avatar do usuário Charles Bunn 50 1
Os nativos entendem perfeitamente esse tipo de sintaxe ou fica uma impressão esquisita que têm um significado?
Avatar do usuário Juliana Rios 18440 19 92 382
Hi Charles,

This is a fairly common expression in my experience. You will also hear it used, albeit somewhat differently, in the song "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas", which has been recorded by numerous singers throughout the decades. Other than that, it is quite unlikely that native speakers would have trouble understanding it, provided it is used in the right context.