The Avengers 2 simply hit China yesterday. The main translation of the line "If you gain killed, walk it off!" is "Someone is trying to kill you, run, run for your life" (This is the bromheads.tv version of that Chinese translation). Such a nonfeeling. But exactly how to understand also the original bromheads.tv sentence correctly?


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"Walk it off" is a flippant response for as soon as someone is hurt or injured. It primarily implies that they should continue as if nopoint had happened (that is, they should proceed walking), and that they"ll be back in good health and wellness after a while. An example can be if you took a poor step and also hurt your ankle slightly; it might well be much better to continue walking till the pain subsides rather of protecting against.

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In the Captain America instance he is joking that also dying have to not speak you from winning; you must pretend that nothing taken place and also keep fighting.


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When one is injured, for instance in an athletic competition, the advice might be to acquire up and also walk roughly in pain till the pain subsides and one is aobtain able to participate. This is opposed to one"s probable inclination to lie on the ground until one feels able to continue. "Walking it off" is viewed as a tougher and perhaps much faster method of managing the injury.

Being killed, here, is treated simply as any type of other injury, as if it were possible to recuperate from death.


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skyjur: "Less danger averse" is more than likely a far better characterization than "even more stupid".
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I mean you can translate into a Chinese sports analogy (as this one is most applicable and acquainted in the conmessage of American football). Perhaps "If you gain eliminated, store swinging the ping-pong paddle!" would suffice.


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The implication of "walk it off" is not just disregard the trouble and hope it gets much better, however instead that the walking will actually be advantageous.

For instance, in basesphere, if someone is hit in the leg by a pitch is is a lot more reasonable to say "walk it off" than if they are hit in the arm or head.

For an older instance, tright here is the 1736 play Eurydice Hissed, or a Word to the Wise:

: Why, confidence, Jack, our Beer and Beer sat however ill on my Stomach so I gained up to try to see if I could not walk it off.

: I wish I had any thing in my stomach to walk off...


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OED claims to walk off is to "to remove (the effects of liquor, an ailment) by walking exercise."


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I wish to re-iteprice Jander"s comment. "Walking it off" is occasionally actually much better advice to an injury that isn"t also serious. Sometimes gaining up and walking will certainly produce circulation, and also save the injured area warm and limber. If the area of injury is left to stiffen up, then the inflammation might obtain worse, and the injured party will continue to emphasis on the injury, which may increase suffering, perhaps developing even more stress and anxiety and inflammation.

My rearsenal is that, as a son in the "70s, intake was mainly even more literal, with "mates trying to accurately evaluate whether walking it off was truly the better remedy. With time, humor appeared to take precedence, and nowadays I generally only hear it offered sarcastically.


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To include to the other answers offering the sports analogy where one "walks off" an injury (which incidentally is likewise offered to show the officials that one will certainly shortly be able to resume play), this could be a fan shout out.

Death in the comics is somepoint that you might simply "walk off". I can not find the worry ideal now, however once Rick Jones was trying to bring ago his dead girlfriend, he asks a team of civilization "Who in this room has been dead before?" with everyone present increasing their hands.

EDIT: I asked about this concern on scifi.bromheads.tv and also many thanks to Richard I have a response.


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If you have actually ever before been slammed roughly whether in a fight or somepoint prefer a vehicle wreck... then you might have actually been dazed. Walking around is like "acquiring some fresh air" in that it can assist you feel much better. Moving approximately is much better than just crumpling where you are... and also might aid you "gain it back together". Of course, this is a joke because if you are eliminated "walking it off" will not be an alternative...


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I newly voted to close a question that asked around the beginning of the expression "walk it off"—and the grounds offered for closing that question were that it was a duplicate of this question and also had actually an answer below. Under the circumstances, I thought I need to carry out a solution below that particularly addresses the question of as soon as "walk it off" originated, and what sense or senses it had actually at that time.

In Google Books search results, the 2 earliest instances of "walk it off" happen within five years of one one more, in publications created by Henry Fielding and also Samuel Richardkid. Th earlier is Henry Fielding, The Historical Register: For the Year 1736 (1737):

1 Player. Mr. Emphasis, good-morrow, you are early at the Rehearsal this Morning.

Emphasis. Why, belief, Jack, our Beer and Beer beef and beer or beer and beef> sat however ill on my Stomach, so I got as much as attempt if I could not walk it off.

1 Player. I wish I had actually any type of point in my Stomach to walk off ; if Matters perform not go better with us soon, my Teeth will forobtain their Office.

This is the same circumstances that DavePhD quotes in his answer, although he identifies it as being from Eurydice Hissed, a companion play to The Historical Register. Here, the walking is done in hopes of settling an upset stomach as a result of indigestion.

From Samuel Richardson, Pamela (1740):

I had the Courage to take host of his Arm, as if I had actually prefer to have actually slipt; For, assumed I, thou shalt not check out the Girl, worthy Frifinish, till I have actually talk"d to thee a little, if thou dost then.—Excuse me, Mr. H.—I hope I have actually not hurt my Foot!—I should lean upon you.

Will you be pleased, Madam, to have actually a Chair? I fear you have actually sprain"d your Foot—Shall I help you to a Chair?

No, no, Sir, I shall walk it off, if I host by you.

Here is the even more acquainted (today) sense of walking off the impacts of an injury or physical mishap. A equivalent circumstances appears in Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvray, Narrative of the Dangers to which I Have Been Exposed, Since the 3first of May, 1793 (1795):

I purposed to have pushed on much farther ; however I had actually not advanced over a mile, before I felt around my left heel an acute pain, which struck me at when prefer a flash of lightning. Hoping it would involved nothing, I endeavoured to walk it off: it became more acute, addressed, and extfinished under the sole of my foot. Probably it was an inflammatory humour, developing in consequence of my checked perspiration, which had actually been thrvery own upon my lungs at the moment when I fainted at the door of that woman, and also which my late exertions had determined to the extremities.

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To conclude, it appears that "walk it off" currently had actually its still-current literal meaning of "walk in order to recoup from some physical complaint, malady, or injury" in its earliest Google Books matches, from 1737 and also 1740.