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1

Levantar falso testimonio

To bear false witness
Bear witness, witness stand, witness statement

2

Tener a tu disposición

To have at your disposal

3

Tomarse molestias para hacer algo

To go to trouble
I don't want anything to eat, so don't go to any trouble

4

En virtud de

By virtue of
They stimulate the imagination by virtue of their appeal to memory

5

Haciendo eso, ...

By so doing, by doing so ...

6

Poner el énfasis, hacer hincapié

To place the emphasis

7

Eso sí, ...

Mind you, ...
He doesn't really like new ideas. Mind you, he did get interested in those Tai Chi classes

8

Ser la viva imagen de

To be the spitting image of
Ana is the spitting image of her mother

9

Evocar algo

To be reminiscent of
The atmosphere in the novel is reminiscent of the way of life 50 years ago

10

Tener afinidad con

To have an affinity with

11

Llegar a un acuerdo tras una larga y dura negociación

To hammer out an agreement

12

No es de mi gusto

It isn't to my taste

13

Quedarte tranquilo, tener por seguro, tener la tranquilidad

To rest assured
Rest assured that when I arrive I'll call you

14

Estar de humor para hacer algo

To be in the mood for doing ST
He wasn't in the mood for going out last night

15

Causar una impresión a alguien

To make an impression on SO
She made an immediate impression on me

16

En vista de que

In view of
In view of your actions, ...
In view of the fact that it's raining, ...

17

Perder el hilo

To lose your train of thought

18

Ver pegas

To pick holes
My boss picks holes in virtually every suggestion I make

19

No hablarse

Not to be on speaking terms
They aren't on speaking terms since their massive argument

20

Envolver algo en una atmósfera de secreto

To shroud ST in secrecy

21

Tener relevancia en/para algo

To have bearing on ST
The length of service will have no bearing on who will be fired

22

Jugar con la suerte

To push your luck

23

Tener el ojo en algo, vigilar algo

To keep an eye on ST

24

Inundar de cumplidos a alguien

To heap praise on SO

25

Estar enterrado de trabajo

To be snowed under

26

Dar permiso para hacer algo

To grant SO permission to do ST
The guard granted us permission to go there

27

Obtener o sacar placer de algo

To derive pleasure
I'm sure the workers don't derive any pleasure in resorting to strike action

28

Hacer muchas ventas de algo, hacer el agosto

To do a brisk trade in ST
The shops were doing a brisk trade in flags during the World Series

29

Ver el lado cómico de algo

To see the funny side of ST

30

Quedarse bloqueado, perder el control

To go/fall to pieces
After his nervous breakdown he went to pieces whenever he tried to go outside

31

No poder creer lo que estás viendo

Not to be able to believe your eyes
My father couldn't believe his eyes when he saw it

32

Al romper el alba

At the crack of dawn

33

A su debido tiempo

In due course
You will be hearing from us in due course

34

En el transcurso de, a lo largo de

Over the course of
Over the course of the year, ...

35

Imagina my sorpresa

Imagine my surprise, ...

36

Llover sobre mojado, para ser todavía peor

To add insult to injury

37

Para resolver el problema, le solicito...

To resolve the problem I require you to...

38

Ser una autoridad en

To be an authority on ST

39

Drenar la energía, consumir la energía

To sap SO's energy

40

Desahogarse

To let off steam
Chimps let off steam by drumming and thrashing around

41

Acumular deudas

To run up debts

42

Igualmente, asimismo

Likewise
Can you tidy your bedroom and likewise the living room?

43

Tal y como se ve, según se muestra en sí mismo

At face value
We accepted the photographs at face value

44

Ganar o perder, cara o cruz

Sink or swim
No one else is going to do it for you. It's sink or swim

45

Abrir puertas

To open doors
It has opened doors for me

46

He sido apercibido de que ...

It has been brought to my attention that ...

47

Estar muy atareado y casi desbordado

To be rushed off your feet

48

Pillarte con el pie cambiado

To be caught on the wrong foot

49

Abrir el camino, ser pionero

To lead the way

50

Volver a tus cabales

To come to your senses

51

Comenzar una amistad, entablar

To strike up a friendship

52

Estar bien guardado, bien escondido

To be tucked away
We found a lovely restaurant tucked away in the old part of town

53

Estar en el aire, estar en la cuerda floja

To be on the line
His job is on the line

54

Es necesario un poco de diversión además de trabajo

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

55

En el peor de los escenarios...

The worst case scenario...
The worst case scenario is the shoulder might require an operation

56

Estar entre uno y otro, no saber qué elegir entre dos

To be torn between
I found myself torn between fish or meat

57

Solamente

Alone
In one chamber alone he found two pieces of the sword

58

Parar a alguien con un dedo en el pecho

To give SO a dig in the ribs
He pushed in front of the woman so she gave him a dig in the ribs

59

Estar atento a, estar pendiente de

To be on the lookout for

60

Cortesía de la casa

On the house
An extra starter on the house

61

A través del cual, por medio del cual

Whereby
It lies in that curious inversion of values whereby compassion is reversed on the field of play

62

Dentro de lo razonable

Within reason
Within reason the more you practise, the better your chances of winning

63

Captar el mensaje

To get the message
Eventually they might get the message

64

Ha recorrido un largo camino

Has come a long way
Dentistry has come a long way since the days of simple extractions

65

Ser galardonado como

To be hailed as
Julia Roberts has been hailed as the gold standard in smiles

66

Además de, en adición a

Over and above
Over and above the design, clever positioning ensures success

67

Completamente terminado

Well and truly over
Those days are well and truly

68

Estar alerta y dispuesto a actuar

To keep your wits about you
We have to keep our wits about us to resist the retailer's ploys

69

Ser considerado como

To be reputed to be/do/have

70

Mantener a alguien desinformado

To keep SO in the dark

71

Cualquier cosa desde ... hasta ...

Anything from ... to ...
The decline has been blamed on anything from cats to garden pesticides

72

Otro aspecto refrescante ...

Another refreshing aspect ...

73

Si tuviera que poner un pero a ...

If I had one complain about ... It would be that ...
If I had one complain about the presenter it would be that many of the examples he gave ...

74

Hubiera preferido ...

I would have preferred to ...
I would have preferred to hear those that related more closely to my own profession

75

My sugerencia para mejorar ... todavía más sería ...

My suggestion to improve ... further still would be ...

76

Conseguir un ahorro importante

To make huge savings
We could make huge savings in terms of staff time

77

En contra de los puntos anteriores, debemos considerar lo siguiente

Against the above points we need to consider the following

78

Hacer una inversión considerable en

To make a considerable investment in

79

Estar situado entre los más ...

To rank fairly high amongst ...
Crimes still rank fairly high amongst the anxieties of young people

80

Se puede manifestar de diversas maneras

It can manifest itself in various ways

81

Mantener abiertas las líneas de comunicación

To keep lines of communication open

82

Dar la voz de alarma

To raise the alarm