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Con respecto a, en cuanto a

As for
As for this guy, I think he's stupid

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Día tras día

Day in day out
It's so boring, doing the same thing day in day out

3

Pensativamente, atentamente

Thoughtfully

4

Avistar, ver

To catch sight of ST
In this club you can catch sight of someone famous

5

Ir mal, ir cuesta abajo

To go downhill
The company went downhill rapidly

6

Estar muy ocupado

To have one's hand full

7

Tener huevos

To have (the) guts

8

En cualquier caso

In any case

9

Hacerse el inocente

To play the innocent

10

Ponerse de pie

To rise in SO's feet

11

Estrujarse las neuronas

To think hard
He had to think hard to remember the details

12

Al infierno con

To hell with
To hell with you!

13

Sin ninguna duda (COL)

Sure as hell
I sure as hell wouldn't do it

14

Voluntariamente

Willingly
They willingly agreed to make amends

15

El dinero manda

Money talks

16

De tal palo tal astilla

The apple does not fall far from the tree

17

A veces las cosas buenas son las pequeñas

Good things come in small packages

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No es oro todo lo que reluce

All that glitters is not gold

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No juzgues un libro por su cubierta

Do not judge a book by its cover

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Dos cosas malas no hacen una buena

Two wrongs do not make a wright

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Estar de acuerdo

Come to agree
We have come to agree on important matters

22

Desde el preciso instante...

From the minute...
From the minute we entered her home we became friends

23

Eso dicen

So they say

24

Más allá, más allá de

Beyond
Beyond all understanding, beyond comparison, beyond control, beyond reach, beyond suspicion, beyond the bounds

25

Negociar duramente, saber regatear

To drive a hard bargain
The parliamentary delegation drove a hard bargain

26

Arremangarse y ponerse a trabajar

To roll SO's sleeves up
Just roll your sleeves up and install linux

27

Lo pasado, pasado está

Let bygones be bygones

28

Entremedio

In between
Downing a cup of coffee in between meetings

29

Comparativamente

Comparatively
This habit is comparatively easy to acquire

30

Fuere lo que fuere, en absoluto, nada en absoluto

Whatsoever
There was no vegetation whatsoever in the area

31

Desde luego, de hecho

Indeed
You're doing very well indeed

32

Qué saco yo de eso?

What's in it for me?

33

Caer en desgracia

To fall out of favor
Those who fall out of favour with the regime are in trouble

34

Dar cuenta, informar

To give an account of
The author's book gives a vivid account of his childhood

35

Arrojar luz sobre

To cast some light on
Can you cast some light on how Jack made it?

36

Aceptar, asumir, apechugar

To come to terms with
She has finally come to terms with the fact that it is over

37

De hecho

Actually, in actual fact
In actual fact, they are identical

38

Siempre que, en la medida que

So long as
He didn't care how old she was, so long as she was pretty

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Mantener algo en secreto

To keep ST under your hat

40

Acoplarse como un guante, sentar muy bien

To fit (SO) like a glove
My new shoes fit me like a glove

41

Tomar forma

To take shape
The work is beginning to take shape

42

Fuera de baja

Away on leave
She was three years away on maternity leave

43

Esforzarse mucho para hacer algo

To take pains to do ST
Many musicians take pains to protect their hearing

44

Adquirir la habilidad, aprenderse los trucos

To acquire the knack
This is an art, and you need time to acquire the knack

45

Apreciablemente, considerablemente, bastante

Appreciably
Standards have fallen appreciably

46

Oponerse a, objetar

To take exception to ST
I take exception to that comment

47

Reparar un mal hecho

To make amends for ST
This allows me to make amends for my unfair review

48

Irse de las manos

To get out of hand
These competitive games get dangerously out of hand

49

Calmarse, recuperar el control

To get a grip
He struggled to get a grip on himself

50

Emocionarse hasta las lágrimas

To move to tears
I was moved to tears during the final scene

51

Nada se mueve

Nothing stears
In the heart of Antarctica, nothing stears

52

Es decir, o sea

That is
Except, that is, in that lake

53

El corazón se acelera, el corazón se hiela

SO's heart misses a beat
My heart missed a beat when I saw the burglar

54

Implacablemente, inexorablemente, incansablemente

Relentlessly
These avertisements relentlessly condition us

55

Etcétera, por mencionar alguno

You name it
We are bombarded by TV, radio, newspapers, you name it

56

Dado que

Given that
You don't understand, given that you weren't listening

57

Cuestión de minutos

A matter of minutes
The storm broke out in a matter of minutes

58

Exagerar, irse de las manos

To go overboard
The fitness center has gone overboard with the air-conditioning

59

Ser consciente de algo, tener presente algo

To be mindful of ST
She was mindful of her need to study quite a bit before going to bed

60

Tomar partido, ponerse del lado de

To take sides (in)
He tried not to take sides in the quarrel between them

61

Todavía no...

To have yet to...
I've yet to meet a more generous person than him

62

Poner fuera de juego, rechazar

To kick SO into touch
He has failed to deliver on time, we ought to kick him into touch

63

En estado natural

In a natural state, in its natural state
The possession of coca leaf in its natural state is not illegal

64

Todo para ti, te lo puedes quedar

You can keep ST
I hate sand. No, you can keep it, as far as I'm concerned

65

No ser capaz de entender, no descrifrar, no tener ni idea

Can't make head nor tail
We couldn't make head nor tail of the film

66

En la práctica

In practice
That never worked for me in practice

67

Sin expresión, con cara de póker, sin entender

Blankly
I used to stare blankly at the pictures, as I didn't understand them

68

De todo esto se desprende que

Following on from this
Following on from this, it's better to stay at home

69

A veces

At times, sometimes

70

Llegar a término, llegar a conclusión

To draw to a close
The last mission to the moon drew to a close in 1973

71

Poner en órbita

To send into orbit
It's really expensive to send water into orbit

72

Invadir el silencio

To fall silence (over, upon)
Silence fell over the teachers

73

Poner la vista en, tomar como objetivo

To set SO's sights on ST
He set his sights on making pure films

74

En su totalidad, en su conjunto

In its entirely
We aim to span the history of western music in its entirely

75

Incuestionablemente

Unquestionably
Environmental problems have unquestionably put science at the centre of public debate

76

Sentir el peligro

To sense danger
Cats get nervous when sensing danger

77

Por todas partes, por todos los alrededores

Far and wide
Concern for damage to the environment extends far and wide

78

Al tocar un botón

At the touch of a button

79

Sujeto a, siempre que

As long as
Subject to
The new cinema will be built subject to the council's agreeing to it

80

Evaluar algo

To take stock of ST
I took stock of the situation

81

En lo principal, en la práctica, en lo más importante

To all intents and purposes
They created something which was to al intents and purposes a brand new car

82

Mucho más

Much more
A great deal more

83

A punto de, al borde de

On the verge of + ING
He was on the verge of making a comment

84

La ausencia alimenta al corazón

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

85

Perder repentinamente las ganas de hacer algo planeado

To get cold feet about doing ST

86

No tener buen aspecto

To look a bit off-colour

87

Aguantar la cara seria sin reirse

To keep a straight face

88

Revelar un secreto o decir algo que no debes

To let the cat out of the bag

89

Engañar a alguien (COL)

To pull the wool over SO's eyes

90

Abundantemente, a montones, en cantidad

Galore
There are ferries galore and water-taxis

91

A tu aire, por tu cuenta

Under your own steam
If you prefer to go under your own steam, you can do it

92

Huelga decir...

It goes without saying...
It goes without saying that I have listened very carefully

93

No tener consecuencias para

To be of no consequence to
It is of no consecuence to me which car you choose

94

Coger a alguien con las manos en la masa

To catch SO red-handed
They've just caught Jones red-handed, trying to get into the Principal's drawers

95

Ser un estorbo que estropea la diversión

To be a wet blanket
I don't want to be a wet blanket, I'll be fine here at home

96

Cabrearse mucho y perder el control

To hit the roof
He nearly hit the roof when she said she had damaged the car

97

No tener nada que hacer, estar ocioso

To be at a loose end
Asking me out for a drink? You really must be at a loose end

98

Manejar la contabilidad falsamente, especialmente para robar

To cook the books
The firm's accountant was cooking the books and now has disappeared

99

Hacer una montaña de un grano de arena

To make a mountain out of a mole-hill
You're making a mountain out of a mole-hill, don't exaggerate

100

Oler a chamusquina, olerse algo

To smell a rat
I don't think this was an accident. I smell a rat

101

Tomarse algo con dudas, escuchar algo sin acabar de creérselo

To take ST with a pinch/grain of salt

102

Apuntarse al carro

To jump on the bandwagon

103

Engañar a alguien con mala intención

To lead SO up/down the garden path

104

Obtener información directamente de la mejor fuente

To get ST straight from the horse's mouth

105

Ser muy torpe con las manos y cometer muchos fallos

To be all fingers and thumbs

106

Tener éxito en algo fácilmente, pasar con facilidad

To pass with flying colors
Don't worry about the exam. You'll pass with flying colours

107

Ser demasiado ATR

Be too much of an + NOUN
She is too much of an introvert to ever voice her opinions

108

Siendo este el caso, ...

This being the case, ...

109

Visitar o llamar a gente, organizaciones, sitios

To do the rounds
There are many email scams currently doing the rounds on the Internet

110

¿Dónde está el truco, dónde está el engaño?

Where/what's the catch?

111

Hacerte acreedor de

To make yourself eligible to do ST

112

Momentáneamente

Momentarily

113

Pasar a codazos, entrar a codazos

To elbow your way through/into

114

Estar a la par de algo

To be on a par with ST

115

Acabarse la batería

Fail the battery
All batteries fail sooner or later

116

Desde el inicio

From the outset
From the outset of this debate, ...

117

Sacar algo de tu cabeza

To get ST out of your mind

118

Tener algo delante

To have ST before you
What he had before him was the work of a matematical genius

119

En un futuro no muy lejano, en poco tiempo

Before very long
These technical matters are bound to disappear before very long

120

Hasta la fecha, hasta nuestros días

To this day
There are areas of research still being worked on to this day

121

Tener el hábito de hacer algo

To be in the habit of doing ST

122

Armar tanto revuelo

To make such a fuss
The manager made such a fuss that he only made the office stressed

123

Uno de cada cinco

One in every five

124

Con toda honestidad

In all honesty

125

Tiene poco que ver con

It's a far cry from

126

A fuerza de, mediante

By dint of
He pretends to cover up this inefficiency by dint of controls, laws and decrees

127

No tener suficiente conocimiento o experiencia, estar sobrepasado

To be out of your depth

128

Dejar algo a la fortuna

To leave something to chance

129

Ha habido muchas veces que ...

Many is the time that ...

130

Tener una oportunidad de oro de

To have a golden opportunity of doing ST

131

Escapársete algo

To let ST slip
I didn't know it was a secret and I let it slip that Sue was getting married

132

Encontrar placer haciendo algo

To take pleasure in doing ST

133

No hacerse ilusiones sobre

To be under no illusion about ST

134

Servir como ejemplo para alguien

To set an example to SO

135

Estar (no) en buena posición para conseguir algo

To be in (out of) the running for ST

136

Fuera de lugar, fuera de contexto

Out of place
As the only Europeans present, we felt a little out of place

137

Acabarse, agotarse, perderse

To run thin
My patience was running thin

138

Dar una ventaja competitiva sobre

To give a competitive edge over
We provide training to give you that competitive edge over your peers

139

Ser solamente trabajo y no diversión

To be all work and no play
A gap year needn't be all work and no play

140

Cosechar beneficios para

To reap rewards for
It will reap rewards for your careerReap the benefit of

141

No tener fundamento para creer algo

Not to have a leg to stand on
This argument is illogical. You haven't got a leg to stand on

142

Estar más allá de tu capacidad de comprensión

To go over your head
The new financial norms went completely over my head. I was lost

143

Ser incapaz de pensar en nada más

To have ST on the brain
All he thinks about is motorbikes, he's got them on the brain

144

No poder aguantar el ver a alguien

Not to be able to stand the sight of SO
Jill can't stand the sight of Jack

145

No gustarte alguien desde el primer momento por su apariencia

Not to like the look of SO
I don't like the look of that suspicious-looking man

146

Querer obtener algo y poseerlo

To have your eye on ST
I've got my eye on something in this shop

147

Estar pensando en algo mucho tiempo

To have ST on your mind
She looks a bit worried, she's got something on her mind