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ısıtıp ısıtıp önüne koymak to warm and warm and put to the front to continuously repeat stories about the past to the point of weariness

Çocukluğunda geçirdiği o olayı ısıtıp ısıtıp önüne koyuyor.


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He keeps repeating that boring story about what happened in his childhood.

  • iki cami arasında kalmış beynamaza dönmek
  • iki cami arasında kalmış beynamaz gibi
  • iki cami arasında kalan bir namaz
  • to fail religious duties between two mosques

    • said of someone who can't choose between two or more alternatives
    • to be confused, perplexed
    • to not know what you will do -- this or that thing. Not to know which side to appproach from.

    Uzun süredir iki cami arasında kalmış beynamaza döndü.


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    He took a long time -- unable to make up his mind which choice to make.

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