die Ecke

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From die Ecke (“that corner”), probably first in a local sense, then generalized.



die Ecke

  1. (colloquial, idiomatic, postpositioned) thereabout, approximately, roughly
    Wo seid ihr überall gewesen? – Nürnberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, so die Ecke.
    “What places did you visit?” − “Nuremberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, thereabout.”
    Ich bin um Mitternacht die Ecke wieder da.
    “I'll be back at midnight or thereabout.”
    Der Baum ist bestimmt zwanzig Meter hoch. – Ja, die Ecke.
    “That tree must be twenty metres high.” – “Yes, thereabout.”