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What is the function of the adverb “gleich” here?
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It is more used in timely manner in combination of a jumpy person. As you already wrote "immediately". Like: As soon as something happened, you pee in your pants.

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What does "Möhre" mean here?
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Gurke or Möhre is an synonym for an average item, nothing worth paying attention anymore. An old computer, software or items which is not up to date anymore is just a normal none considerable thing.

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What does "gespannt wie ein Flitzebogen" mean?
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The more useful explanation in this context would be: The bow is strained. He is about to leave. The tension curve is briefly tearing. It describes the situation just before the release, at which the ...

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What does “Rückkoppelung” mean in this context?
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Gib mir bitte eine Rückkoppelung zu diesem Thema. Shouldn't be used in a classical email threat in terms of asking for feedback. Since it is used to describe the tune in your speaker when you hear ...

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What do “sogar” and “darauf” mean or refer to in this example sentence?
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Mr and Mrs Dursley in the number 4 Privet Drive were proud (on it?) absolutely proud to be normal (very proud even?). It could be translate like this: Mr and Mrs Dursley in the number 4 Privet ...

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Meaning of “sich heiter/heiß reden vor jmd.”
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We have to split this sentence in parts. "Im Spital hatte er von seinen Plänen zu sprechen gewußt, noch während er sie entwarf, und so hatte er sich vor Professor Kahlbauer heiß geredet, doch ...

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What does "Augenmaß" mean in a political context?
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"Augenmaß" means: Just enough to reach the target, but not more as necessary. Easy said, the people want "bread and circuses", give it to them and they calm down. In political context, it tells that ...

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