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loose translation

A restatement of something that lacks accuracy or nuance. Well, that's a rather loose translation of what I said—I was not the slightest bit accusatory. Yes, but in Heather's loose translation of the text, she missed some very salient points
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For ignorant Americans, a loose translation: in the thick of it.
A loose translation, however permissible it may seem, does give different specific meanings.
Any deviation from her preferred translation is a loose translation. If her purpose were to fashion a translation for twentieth-century readers, Neustadt's translation and her additions would fit the bill.
This poem of some 10,000 lines is a loose translation of a work by Chretien de Troyes about one of the knights of the Round Table.