Andrey (azangru) wrote,

From Lethal White, by Galbraith/Rowling:

"Because the Conservative Party was his life's blood, you know," said Drummond. "Oh yes. He'd bleed blue".

Russian translation:

"Видите ли, Консервативная партия была нужна ему как воздух, – продолжил Драммонд. – Да-да. Он был с нею одних – голубых – кровей."

Obvious choice for bleed blue, of course; but a British reader would know that blue is the color of the UK Conservative party (same as for US democrats, although possibly a different hue, I didn't check). A concrete political reference changed for a general idiom.

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