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игра не стоит свеч

the game is not worth the candle

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игра не стоит свеч

it/sth/the game isn't worth the candle sg

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Ей-богу, игра не стоит свеч, да и говорить-то с вами я ни о чем таком особенном не намеревался.
The game isn't worth the candle and I wasn't intending to talk to you about anything special.
Достоевский, Фёдор / Преступление и наказаниеDostoevsky, Fyodor / Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
Dostoevsky, Fyodor
© 2009 Rhodes Media
Преступление и наказание
Достоевский, Фёдор
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1970
Нет, Холмс, право же, игра не стоит свеч!
Surely the game is hardly worth the candle.
Конан Дойль, Артур / Знак четырехConan Doyle, Arthur / The Sign of Four
The Sign of Four
Conan Doyle, Arthur
© 2006 by Leslie S. Klinger
Знак четырех
Конан Дойль, Артур
© Издательство "Вышэйшая школа", 1984
Уингейт снова хотел запротестовать, но решил, что игра не стоит свеч.
Again Wingate felt disposed to argue, but decided the issue was not worth it.
Хайнлайн, Роберт / Логика ИмперииHeinlein, Robert / Logic of Empire
Logic of Empire
Heinlein, Robert
© 1951 by Robert A. Heinlein
© 1941 by Street and Smith Publications, Inc. for Astounding Science-Fiction
Логика Империи
Хайнлайн, Роберт
© "Издательство иностранной литиратуры", 1960
Придет день, когда он перестанет так стремиться к разнообразию, поймет, что игра не стоит свеч.
The day must come when he would be less keen for variability, or, at least, would think it no longer worth while to change.
Драйзер, Теодор / ТитанDreiser, Theodore / The Titan
The Titan
Dreiser, Theodore
© 1914 by JOHN LANE COMPANY
Титан
Драйзер, Теодор
© Издательство "Правда", 1981

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игра не стоит свеч1/3
the game is not worth the candle

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  1. 1.

    the game is not worth the candle

    translation added by Sergei Belostotskiy
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  2. 2.

    the game is not worth the candle

    translation added by Anna K
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