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Debate encendido

Heated debate
These areas have been the subject of a heated debate

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Sorprendente característica

Striking feature
One striking feature of this is that ...

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Distintivo, sello

Hallmark
Pizza is a central hallmark of civilization

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Palillos chinos

Chopsticks
Disposable chopsticks

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Melón

Cantaloupe

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Corteza

Rind
Cantaloupe rinds

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Escalera de mano

Stepladder
Use a tool or stepladder to reach high places

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Sótano

Basement
Bargain basement

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Rejilla

Grate
A central heating grate

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Humor irónico

Dry (sense of) humour

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Comedia circense, Charlot

Slapstick

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Monólogo humorístico

Stand-up comedy
Someone telling jokes to the audience

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Farsa

Farce

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Pecado por omisión

Sin of omission

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Período de movimiento entre mareas

Slack tide

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Costilla

Rib
Rib cage, ribeye, rib steak

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Tesoro oculto

Treasure trove
A treasure trove of information, treasure trove of knowledge, treasure trove of archaeological heritage

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Dote

Dowry
There is dowry-related abuse in India

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Compensación de poco valor

Sop
Critics see the increase in defence spending as a sop to the armed forces

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Ronda final, última vuelta

Run-off
He beat her in a run-off for the presidency of the assembly

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Ámbito, alcance, mira

Scope
Beyond/within the scope of, broaden the scope of

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Receptor, destinatario

Recipient
The recipient of your online chat

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Un lugar lleno de tesoros

Aladdin's cave
My grandmother's attic was an Aladdin's cave of old paintings

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Alguien que te guía al principio

Man Friday/Girl Friday/Person Friday
When I was learning to play golf, Jack was my Man Friday

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Príncipe azul

Prince Charming
I'm single and still waiting for Prince Charming to appear on his white horse!

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Una tormenta en un vaso de agua

A storm in a teacup
Don't worry, it's just a storm in a teacup

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Situación en la que no puedes hacer algo sin haber hecho otra cosa y viceversa

A Catch-22 situation
You find yourself in a Catch-22 situation. One of you needs to act first, but who will it be?

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Castillos en el aire

Castles in the air
Your hopes and ambitions are just castles in the air

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Torre de marfil

Ivory tower
Spending all your time studying has put you in an ivory tower

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Un error pasado que te persigue y te impide progresar

An albatross around your neck
The company he founded in 1983 is now an albatross around his neck, making losses every year

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Ceguera deliberada

Willful blindness
There's a lot of willful blindness when it comes to the issue of war

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Soplón, informante

Whistleblower
Accountants were the whistleblowers in several corporate scandals

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Una salida nocturna

A night on the town
Dressed for a night on the town, go for a night on the town

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Complejo de superioridad/inferioridad

Superiority/inferiority complex
Some people suffer from an inferiority complex

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Punto de apoyo, posición, base

Footing
To be on a war footing
The three options are on equal footing

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Palabrería, galimatías

Mumbo jumbo
Some people think that religion is just a load of mumbo jumbo

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Intento, tentativa, esfuerzo

Endeavour, attempt
In spite of my best endeavours
To make every endeavour to do ST

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Atracción secundaria, distracción del evento principal

Sideshow
The discussions around petroleum policy became something of a sideshow

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La ubicuidad de la tecnología

The ubiquity of technology
Our freedom is going to be restricted by the ubiquity of technology before very long

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Idea o invento original e inteligente

Brainchild
This new web search engine is the brainchild of Alex Wells

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Un pequeño miembro de una gran organización

A cog in the machine
I decided to set up my own business because O was tired of just being a cog in the machine

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Éxtasis, felicidad absoluta

Bliss, elation, rapture, euphoria
Wedded bliss, elation of spirit

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Una cosecha de

A crop of
A crop of critical reviews

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Un destello de

A flash of
A flash of wild inspiration sparkled in her eyes

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Una ola de

A wave of
A wave of critical reviews

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Completo hundimiento del precio de los seres humanos

Complete collapse in the price of human beings

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Madre de alquiler

Surrogate mother
She has agreed to act as a surrogate mother for her sister

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Niño recién nacido

Newborn child
Breast-feeding is extremely beneficial to the health of newborn babies

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Comida basura

Junk food

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Selección, variedad, surtido

Array
An array of vitamines, array of food

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Conformidad

Compliance
The building was found to be in compliance with the codes

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Vista cansada

Eyestrain
Her reading habits contributed to eyestrain

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Estiércol

Manure
Manure spreading, green manure, farmyard manure

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Pensionista

Pensioner
Old-age pensioner

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Crisis de los 40 o 50

Midlife crisis
He blamed his gambling and womanising on a midlife crisis

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Firma editorial, editor

Publishing
Publisher

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Contorno, boceto, borrador

Outline
She drew the outline of her hand on the paper
The artist sketched an outline of the model

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Callejón, callejuela

Alley
Down the alley, alley cat, blind alley

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Pasamontañas

Balaclava

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Círculo vicioso

Vicious circle
You need work experience to get a job, but you can't get work experience without a job; it's a vicious circle

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Método de promoción

Promotional method
We have to implement a successful promotional method

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Final del pasillo

End of aisle
Water is at the end-of-aisle display

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Mejoría, mejora

Betterment
Social betterments, betterment of mankind, improvements and betterments

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Ataque mediático

Media attack

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Elemento reflectante en el asfalto de una carretera

Cat's eye

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Fuerza de voluntad

Willpower
It took a lot of willpower to stay calm
I don't have the willpower to diet

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Auriculares

Headphones

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Bodegón, naturaleza muerta

Still life
Cezanne painted a still life with a bowl of apples

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Acuarela

Watercolour
I prefer painting with watercolours

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Caballete

Easel
On an easel

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Subasta de artes visuales

Fine art auction

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Busto, fracaso, quiebra

Bust
A woman's bust, go bust

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Tratado

Treatise (on)
A six-volume treatise on trademark law

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Culpable, acusado

Culprit
The public helped to find the culprits
We are fat and sugar is the culprit

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Gaita

Bagpipes
Bagpipe music

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Traje nacional

National costume
Vice President Biden is greeted by Ukrainians in national costume

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Urna para votar

Ballot box
We'll see how popular the new law is at the ballot box

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Terreno pantanoso, situación resbaladiza

Slippery slope
Make sure that we don't end up on a slippery slope

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Ingresos regulares

Steady income
The drought hits everybody in rural areas and everybody without a steady income

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Elevada tasa de paro

High unemployment rate
Given the high unemployment rate, medium-term unemployment is likely to remain high

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Casa de acogida

Foster home
Before being adopted she spent three years in a foster home

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Desembolso, gasto inicial

Outlay
The outlay on my wedding dress was huge

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Equipamiento público, instalaciones

Amenity
The citizens have an effortless access to amenities

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Patada de oro, indemnización al salir de un trabajo por largos años de servicio

Golden handshake
People who reckon on going in their fifties with a golden handshake

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Forma de pensar de una persona

Mindset
To have a different/the same mindset
It's extraordinary how hard it is to change the mindset of the public and the press

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Un gran avance o desarrollo importante

Quantum leap
The appointment of a female director is a quantum leap for women's equality

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Parche, solución fácil pero provisional

Quick fix
He warned against any quick-fix solutions
People are still looking for a quick fix

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Un bocado rápido

A quick bite
Let's geat a quick bite before the play starts

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Carril rápido

Fast lane
Life in the fast lane was proving even more hectic than he had expected

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Rápido asentimiento

Brisk nod
With only a brisk nod in our direction, he continued

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Dinero rápido y deshonesto

Quick buck
He has a reputation for trying to make a quick buck

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Rápida negativa

Swift denial
Both parties issued a swift denial, but most of the tabloids ran the story in any case

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Respuesta rápida

Rapid response
The team pride themselves on their rapid response

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Cabezadita, sueño rápido

Quick catnap
After a quick catnap, he was ready to face the press

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Crecimiento lento

Slow growth
With 40% unemployment and extremely slow growth

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Signos de lenta recuperación

Slow signs of recovery

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Situación de grandes pérdidas en una compañía

Red ink
The company is still bleeding red ink
The boom of a decade ago has now given way to a sea of red ink

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Brotes verdes

Green shoots
Encouraging green shoots of recovery

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Compañía muy fiable

Blue-chip company

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Electrodomésticos

White goods

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Pago extra por aceptar un trabajo

Golden hello
Top executive James Eagleton received a golden hell of around $2 million

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Capitalista rescatador, inversor que salva una compañía

White knight
The white knight didn't arrived and the company was taken over

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El menor signo de ...

The slightest whiff of ...
The slightest whiff of suspicion that

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Entorno laboral

Work environment
Working atmosphere

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Fotosíntesis

Photosynthesis

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Disminución de la capa de ozono

Depletion of the ozone layer
The depletion of the ozone layer is caused by aircraft emissions

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Disposición, inclinación, deseo

Willingness
If you have the willingness to have fun ...

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Familia extendida/familia tradicional

Extended family/nuclear family

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Compañero de viaje

Travelling companion

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Tasa de natalidad

Birth rate
The birth rate has been falling for years

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Cachorro

Cub
Leopard cub, bear cub, Cub Scouts

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Leña

Firewood
Fuel the fire

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Cuña de la misma madera

A chip of the old block

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Crimen organizado

Organised crime

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El verdadero carácter de alguien

SO's true colors
To see SO's true colours
To show SO in their true colours

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Lágrimas de cocodrilo

Crocodile tears

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Un día muy importante (especialmente feliz)

Red-letter day
The day I first set foot in America was a red-letter day for me

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Discusión, pelea dialéctica

Row, argument, fight

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Especuladores financieros

Financial speculators
Lula's government has strengthened its alliance with the international financial speculators

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Mundo multipolar

Multipolar world
The multipolar world in which the rights of all nations are secured is much more attractive

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Envoltorio

Wrapping
Just pull the upper part of the wrapping to open it

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Suplemento vitamínico

Vitamin supplement
Your doctor will often prescribe you a mineral and vitamin supplement, depending on your health

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Propiedad, posesión

Ownership
Private/public ownership, shared ownership, change ownership

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Mentira piadosa

White lie
She and her counselor decided that she could tell a white lie to her husband

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Desórdenes alimenticios

Eating disorders
In many cases, eating disorders are rooted in self-esteem issues

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Habilidad para ver el lado bueno de las cosas

Ability to see the lighter side of things

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Coche descapotable

Convertible
Arthur bought himself a convertible because he's having a midlife crisis

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Hamaca

Hammock
Stretched out in a hammock, I fall easily into a state of serenity not attainable in a large city

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Himno nacional

National anthem
I always stumble on the words to the national anthem when I try to sing it

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Distrio, parroquia

Parish
I owe this to my first years in parish work

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Marjal, pantano, ciénaga

Marsh
Marshes are drained

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Mala hierba, hierba para fumar

Weed
Dandelions are common weeds

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Interrogatorio

Cross-examination
On cross-examination, under cross-examination, subject to cross-examination, cross-examination process

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Experiencia cercana a la muerte

Near-death experiences
A near-death experience can change your life

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Conversación seria en la que te sinceras

Heart-to-heart
We had a heart-to-heart over a bottle of wine

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Manada de leones

Pride of lions

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Enjambre, plaga

Swarm
Swarm of bees, swarm of ants, swarm of flies, swarm of insects

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Banco de peces

School of fish

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Puenting

Bungee jumping
Many sports fall into this category including: rock climbing, paragliding and bungee jumping

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Ojeras

Dark circles
Add a rich eye cream to your regimen to help reduce puffiness and dark circles

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Hinchazón, inflamación, tumefacción

Puffiness
Some puffiness can persist in breast-fed babies

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Ciudad dormitorio

Commuter town
I live in a commuter town just south of the city limits

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Borrachera, juerga

Binge
Binge drinker, binge drinking, go on a binge

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Multa

Fine
To get a fine for ST/doing ST

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Tejón

Badger
The fringes at the border are made of hair from a badger

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Fuerte determinación

Gritty determination

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Fumador compulsivo

Chain smoker