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EtymologyEdit

Literally: “to tie a bear on (someone’s back)”. The word Bär (bear) is very probably an—ignorant or rather humorous—malapropism for a word meaning “burden” (compare Bürde, Bahre). This use is thought to be of German Low German origin.

PronunciationEdit

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PhraseEdit

einen Bären aufbinden

  1. to trick; to cheat somebody