English version

lose something in the translation/telling

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlose something in the translation/tellinglose something in the translation/tellingto be less good than the original form The joke loses something in the translation. lose
Examples from the Corpus
lose something in the translation/tellingIt probably loses something in the translation from the original Latin.
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