skattefar

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

skat (tax, taxes) +‎ far (dad, daddy, father)

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

skattefar

  1. (slang) the tax man; the tax-collecting organ in some jurisdiction, personified
    • 2014, Jens Lapidus, CASH, Modtryk (→ISBN)
      Følgelig ville skattefar opdage at han havde købt en bil for tre hundred kilo på trods af at han ikke opgav nogen egentlig skattepligtig indtægt og ikke havde nogen penge. Skattefar ville undre sig. I værste fald ville skattefar blive mistænksom, begynde at undersøge JW generelt.
      Consequently, the tax man would discover that he had bought a 300-kg car in spite of not claiming to have any taxable income, and not having any money. The tax man would wonder. In the worst-case scenario, the tax man would become susipicious, [and] begin to investigate JW in general.
    • 2010, Peder Bundgaard, Dødsens stille, Lindhardt og Ringhof (→ISBN)
      Skattefar er det store dyr i velfærdssamfundet, som æder sjæle op. Skattefar er velfærdsstatens skyggeside.
      The tax man is the great beast in the welfare society, which eats up souls. The tax man is the shadow side of the welfare society.
    • 2011, Peter Vang, Overbevis Dig Selv, BoD – Books on Demand (→ISBN), page 48
      Det gælder både når vi ved [] at alt hvad vi tjener, skal skattefar have mindst halvdelen af.
      This is true both when we know [] that of everything we earn, the tax man must have at least half.