The price is right – but for whom?

This is not a very new one alright, but that doesn’t make it less questionable:

The guy who will control whether the prices the swiss pay are too high (Preisüberwacher), Stefan Meierhans…

….ist zurzeit als Lead Corporate Affairs and Citizenship bei Microsoft Schweiz tätig. In dieser Funktion berät er insbesondere den Generaldirektor in politischen Angelegenheiten und vertritt sein Unternehmen in Regierungs- und Nichtregierungsinstanzen. 

as the Federal Department of Economic Affairs writes in the press release.

How do you say “den Bock zum Gärtner machen” in Englisch?

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One response to “The price is right – but for whom?

  1. andbehold

    Here’s a selection of idioms in that vein.
    http://tinyurl.com/5z29hv
    e.g. to put the fox in charge of the henhouse.

    What’s next? Put one of the Tinners in charge of developing alternative energies in Switzerland?

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