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1

Salir a la luz

Come to light
The secret came to light ten years later

2

Qué opinas de...?

What do you make of...?

3

Será un...

He will make a...
He will make an excellent doctor

4

Solamente cuando...

It was only when...
It was only when I arrived that she shut up

5

¡Ya era hora!

About time, too!
I have obtained my degree. About time, too!

6

Ser remilgado y correcto, ser muy frío

Butter wouldn't melt in SO's mouth

7

Sonarle algo a uno

Ring a bell
His name seems to ring a bell

8

Armar escándalo

To run riot
The children are always running riot

9

Prefieres, te viene mejor...?

Would you rather/sooner/just as soon I + UNR...?
Would you rather I called back later?
Would you sooner he married her?

10

Preferiría...

I would rather/sooner...
I'd sooner go homeI'd rather pay for your work

11

Ser útil

To come in handy
I think this gadget will come in (very) handy at the kitchen

12

Mantenerse alejado, mantener la distancia con algo o alguien

To give SO/ST a wide berth
Give her a wide berth, she's in a very bad mood

13

No me acercaría ni a cien metros

I wouldn't touch him with a barge pole
If I were you, I wouldn't touch that property with a barge pole

14

Llegar a un acuerdo

To strike a deal/bargain
To reach an agreement
To seal an agreement

15

Es el caso

It is the case
It is the case that it has negative connotations

16

Seguir los pasos de alguien

Follow in SO's footsteps
I followed in my father's footsteps trying to be a doctor

17

Mostrarte como

Show yourself to be
Nerea has always shown herself to be responsive
Prove yourself to be
She has proved herself to be energetic
The news proved awful

18

En vistas a

With a view to + ING
She has created material with a view to passing the exam

19

Costar hacer algo, ser difícil hacer algo

To take some doing ST
He took some persuadingIt takes some getting used to

20

Poder hacer algo con el piloto automático, de memoria

To have/know ST off (by) pat
I had given tha talk so many times I had it off pat

21

Hacerle el vacío a alguien, pasar de alguien

To send SO to Coventry
The other workers sent him to Coventry for not supporting the strike

22

A merced de

At the mercy of
At SO's mercy
Without fuel the ship was at the mercy of the violent storm

23

A montones

In droves
The settlers arrived on the prairie in droves

24

La cosa es, lo que pasa, el caso es

The thing is that...
The thing is that stock exchanges have been maekedly bullish

25

Qué es lo que...?

What is it that...?
What is it that makes some brands more succesful than others?

26

Casarse con alguien

To get married to SO

27

Robarle un novio a alguien

To pinch SO off SO else
I pinched Monica Bellucci off Vincent Cassel

28

Alejarse, separarse, irse apartando

To grow apart
We were tight at school, but we have since grown apart

29

Prometerse con alguien

To get/be engaged to SO

30

Intimar, ir intimando

To grow close to SO
My friend and I grew close during several weeks

31

Colarse por alguien

To fall for SO
He is good-looking and smooth: all the women fall for him

32

Superar lo de alguien

To get over SO
It took me months to get over Jake after we broke up

33

No pienso mucho en ella

I don't think very much of her

34

Hacer las paces con alguien, arreglarlo con alguien

To make it up with SO
I made it up with my ex-girlfriend

35

Coger cariño a alguien, empezar a gustarte alguien

To take to SO
The girl took to her new puppy dog. They are now inseparable

36

Portarse muy mal con alguien

To do the dirty on SO
And then he did the dirty on her and had an affair with her best friend

37

Enemistarse, pelearse, romper con alguien

To fall out with SO
If you don't stop gossiping, you will fall out with all your friends

38

Tener un romance con alguien

To go steady with SO
Do you want to go steady with me?

39

Liarse con alguien que no es tu pareja

To run off with SO else
He was bored and run off with his secretary

40

¡No lo pude evitar!

I couldn't help myself!
I'm sorry! I couldn't help myself!

41

Criando malvas

Pushing up daisies
I want to live to be 80 years old, not pushing daisies by age 70

42

¡Me importa un pimiento!

I couldn't care less!

43

En ese momento, en aquel entonces

At the time
At the time, I didn't fully understand what she meant

44

Con gran detalle

In great detail
It was explained in great detail

45

En sí mismo

In itself
It was in itself extraordinary

46

Hacer algo de, hacer que algo tenga éxito

To make ST of
I want to make something of myself

47

Había llegado algo, cuando...

It was ST before...
It was dawn before the students returned back

48

Para el espanto de alguien...

To SO's horror...
Much to our horror, we could see smoke coming out of the bedroom windows

49

Aprobar el hecho de que

To approve of the fact that
To approve of SO's doing ST
She doesn't approve of the fact that her daughter goes to that club every evening
He doesn't approve of her being a slut

50

Redundar/estar en/entre los intereses de

Be in the interests of
It is in the interests of the company to look after his customers

51

En el momento

By the time
The train had gone by the time we arrived at the station

52

No darse cuenta de algo

To escape SO's notice
It may have escaped your notice but Sally is wearing an engagement ring

53

Poner en práctica

To put into practice
There aspects which, if put into practice, will help

54

Un lugar así

One such place
There are built-up areas. Valencia is one such place

55

Para empezar, por ahora

For a start
For a start, let's make an introduction

56

Hasta cierto punto

To a certain extent
To a certain extent, this comes from background reading

57

Todo el camino, hasta el final

All the way
A hamster could be transported from its home all the way to London without suffering from jetlag

58

No se puede negar que

I can't deny that
There's no denying
There's no denying my embarrasment at being given the award

59

Por no hablar de, por descontado, no digamos

Let alone
Davina can't even boil an egg let alone cook a whole meal
The meal was savory, let alone nutritious
I can't even fit into the medium size, let alone the small size

60

Estar esperando un hijo

To be expecting
Oh, you are expecting! When is it due?

61

Me da vueltas la cabeza, me mareo

My head spins
Some days his head spins from lack of oxygen

62

En contra de

Contrary to
Contrary to popular belief, ...

63

Retrasarse, pasarse de los plazos

To fall behind schedule
Make sure the project doesn't fall behind schedule

64

Durante un período de tiempo, a la vez

At a time
Blizzards may last for days at a time
Work on one thing at a time

65

Tener dificultades para

Have difficulty in
I had difficulty in finding a flat
She had difficulty in her boss to give her a pay rise

66

Desde entonces, desde

Ever since
He's been depressed ever since the death of his brother

67

Poner la mesa

To lay the table

68

Servirle a uno, ser útil o beneficioso

To stand SO in good stead
His previous experience will stand him in good stead

69

Un problema se plantea

A problem arises
A problem arises for the countries which have not adopted the euro

70

Apenas, escasamente

Hardly, scarcely, seldom
Hardly any, hardly ever, hardly wait

71

Especialmente

Specially
This one is made specially for you

72

En concreto

Especially
In some cases, especially if you wish us to delete your personal data, ...

73

En realidad

In reality

74

Por una vez, para variar

For once
The family is enjoying together for once

75

En algunas ocasiones

On some occasions

76

No perder tiempo en hacer algo

Lose no time in doing ST

77

Quien mucho abarca, poco aprieta

Jack of all trades, master of none
Do not bite off more than you can chew

78

Demasiadas manos en algo

Too many cooks spoil the broth

79

Hacer las cosas a tu manera, sin importar las convenciones

To march to a different tune

80

Hacer todo lo que está en tus manos

To do everything in SO's power

81

Perder la esperanza de hacer algo

To give up hope of doing ST
He has given up hope of finding a job

82

Ser cien veces más...

To be a hundred times more...

83

Rendir frutos, dar sus frutos

To bring to fruition
The plan was brought to fruition by the efforts of everyone

84

Una cuestión de vida o muerte

A matter of life or death

85

Construir lazos emocionales

To form emotional bonds

86

Recuperarse, hacer una recuperación

To make a recovery
After the operation, Darius made a fast recovery

87

Por naturaleza

By nature
Amy is by nature rather a shy person

88

La respuesta está en...

The answer lies in
The answer lies in the fact that they lacked the technological know-how

89

Atentamente, cuidadosamente

Attentively
They listened attentively to everything I said

90

Quedarse levantado hasta tarde

To stay up late

91

Para mi gran decepción

Much to my disappointment

92

Puntualmente, a la hora convenida

On time
The dinner began at 4 and you arrive at 4, you are on time

93

A tiempo para, con tiempo para

In time
He arrived in time at 4'30, the lecture began at 5

94

Coger una oportunidad al vuelo

To jump at the chance

95

Hacer un paralelismo, hacer una analogía

To draw a parallel between ST and ST

96

Entre otras cosas

Among other things

97

Afortunadamente

Fortunately
Luckily

98

Por suerte o por desgracia

For better or worse
By luck or misfortune

99

Hacerse una idea

To get a sense
With the tour you get a real sense of the city's past

100

Tener buena reputación

To have a good reputation
To be spoken of
The company is highly spoken of in the local area

101

No tener dudas de...

To be in no doubt that...
Barbara's parents were in no doubt that she would be the best

102

Al acercarse, al aproximarse

In the hours leading up to
In the lead-up to
Rain fell in the sixty hours leading up to midday on Sunday

103

Sobre todo por

The more so for
It was a beautiful landscape, the more so for being dotted with wooden farmhouses

104

Saltar a la vista

To come into view
I am pleased with the agreement that comes into view

105

Pagar más de la cuenta

To pay over the odds for ST
To pay through the nose for ST
Companies are able to force consumers to pay over the odds for electricity

106

Cazar una ganga

To pick up a bargain

107

Por los pelos

By the skin of our teeth
We escaped a disaster by the skin of our teeth

108

Tener empuje

To have drive

109

Cuando se trata de

When it comes to
I love to read, but I have trouble when it comes to science

110

En el sentido de

In the sense ofIn terms of

111

Con cita previa

By appointment
Come to see us (by appointment only)

112

A su vez

In turn
As a result of turning to meet for sustenance, the early humans developed larger brains, which in turn enabled them to make more sophisticated tools

113

De cualquier manera, en cualquier caso

Either way
He may or may not have been insured. Either way, you can still make a claim

114

De la noche a la mañana

Overnight
Fitness can't be built up overnight, it has to be done gradually

115

Como máximo, como mucho

At the most
It will ten minutes at the most

116

Ya que, dado que

Seeing as
We protect valuable resources, seeing as it is easy to achieve an efficient water supply

117

Gracias a

Thanks to
Thanks to my friend Ellen, I got to the airport on time

118

Siempre me ha gustado la idea de

I've always liked the idea of
I've always oiked the idea of working for a newspaper

119

Ser goloso

To have a sweet tooth
I don't have a sweet tooth, so skipping a dessert took zero effort