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La muerte es un agujero en la realidad

Death is a hole in reality

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Se argumenta ...

It is argued ...

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Es una creencia común ...

It is a common belief ...

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Nunca esto ha sido más obvio

Never has this been more obvious

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Cambiando de tema

On another note

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Hacerte un lío

To get yourself into a mess

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No quiero ponerme serio aquí

I don't want to get heavy here

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El jefe entre ellos

Chief among these

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Presumiblemente es ya un cadáver

Presumably would now be better called Mr Bones

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Subirse a la cabeza de alguien

To go to SO's head
Winning the beauty contest has gone to Sheila's head

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Decir algo públicamente y que queda grabado

To go on record (as saying ST)
Are you prepared to go on record as supporting the council?

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Ser desperdiciado o no usado

To go to waste
Eat your potatoes! Don't let them go to waste!

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Irse de repente por la tangente

To go off at a tangent
It's hard to get a firm decision out of him - he's always going off at a tangent

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Intentar que algo tenga éxito trabajando mucho

To try to make a go of ST
She's really making a go of her new antique shop

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De manera muy clara

In no uncertain terms
She told him what she thought of his behaviour in no uncertain terms

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No coneguir nada con lo que estás haciendo

To get nowhere (fast)
He was trying to persuade her to let him drive, but he was getting nowhere fast

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Morir con las botas puestas

To go out in a blaze of glory
The Japanese decided to go out in a blaze of glory and fight to the very last man

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Se revela en

It reveals itself in

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Sentar las reglas

To lay down the rules

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Tener a alguien en alta estima

To hold SO in high esteem
SO is helded in high esteem by SO

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Estar completo y acabado

To be done and dusted
By now the deal is done and dusted

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Dar algo a alguien en bandeja de plata

To give/hand ST to SO on a plate
The team did very little to impress, yet the game was handed to them on a plate by their opponents

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Estar grabado a fuego

To be set/written in concrete/stone
The financial plan is set in stone

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Dar luz verde a algo

To give the green light to ST

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Dejar a alguien que haga lo que quiera

To leave SO to their own devices
In the afternoon students are left to their own devices

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Proporcionar luz, clarificar

To shed light on ST
Can you shed any light on when it was built?

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Rodar cabezas

To roll heads
The manager is furious and I think heads will roll

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Mis labios están sellados

My lips are sealed

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Caer en algo

The penny drops
I had been listening when finally the penny dropped and I realised it

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Dar los últimos toques a algo

To put/make the finishing touches to ST

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Presentar cargos

To press charges

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Por la fuerza

Forcibly
The protestors were forcibly removed from the building

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Por razones mejor conocidas por ...

For reasons best known to ...

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Sustancialmente, considerablemente

Substantially, considerably

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A un tiro de piedra de ...

A stone's throw (away) from
The cottage is just a stone's throw from the sea

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Hacer un esfuerzo para entender o gestionar una situación

To come/get to grips with
The government have failed to come to grips with the two most important social issues of our time

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Con la esperanza de que ...

In the hope that ...

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Arrojar luz sobre algo

To shine a light on ST
We shine a light on human rights business

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Avergonzados por nuestra carencia de conocimiento sobre ...

Ashamed of our lack of knowledge of ...

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Engañados por falsas promesas ...

Tricked by false promises ...

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La esclavitud de hoy tiene que ver con el comercio

Today's slavery is about commerce

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Nos vemos unos a otros como hermanos seres humanos

We see one another as fellow human beings

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Poner objeciones a algo

To raise objections to ST/SO's doing ST

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Hacer exactamente lo que se necesita para tener éxito

To oush the rights buttons
With its modern design and functionality, it pushes all the right buttons

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Calentito de la prensa, ...

Hot off the press, ...

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Estar a años luz de algo

To be light years away from ST/doing ST

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Hacer algo que impide que un plan o actividad tenga éxito

To throw a spanner in the works
The funding for the project was withdrawn so that really threw a spanner in the works

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Reinventar la rueda, perder el tiempo intentando crear algo que ya existe

To reinvent the wheel
Trying to do it all ourselves may mean we're just reinventing the wheel

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Si no está roto, no lo arregles

If it ain't broke, don't fix it

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Dejar de funcionar de repente

To go haywire
The television's gone haywire

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Poner en marcha la maquinaria

To set the wheels in motion

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Engrasar las ruedas

To oil the wheels

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Ver las cosas de color de rosa

To see ST through rose-tinted spectacles

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Más allá de tus sueños

Beyond your wildest dreams

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En mi opinión, en mi pueblo, ...

In my book, ...

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Encontrarse enfermo

To feel under the weather

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Desequilibrar la balanza

To tip the balance/scales
Two quick goals from Robson tipped the balances in favour of England
Her lack of computer skills tipped the scales against her

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Hagamos sitio para las cosas buenas

Let's make room for the good stuff

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Por motivos morales o religiosos

On moral/religious grounds

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Novedo ningún mal en ...

I see no harm in ...

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Causar estrechez o dificultad en algo

To put a crimp in ST
Her mother might put a crimp in her social life

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Echarle un tiento a algo, intentar algo por primera vez

To try your hand at ST/doing ST
I tried my hand at short stories, but poetry is my field

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Tener un golpe de suerte

To strike it lucky
A few writers strike it lucky by creating a bestseller

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Por miedo a

For fear that/of ST/of doing ST
They don't let the cat outside for fear that it runs over
I didn't want to move for fear of waking her up

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En vez (de)

In lieu (of)
His family requested donations to a charity in lieu of flowers

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Es la norma

Is the norm
As for global warming, indifference is the norm

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La cubierta de un libro es un haiku de la historia

A book cover is a haiku of the story

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Mostrar el poder económico

To display one's wealth

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Broma hombre equivocado y mujer

If a man speaks his mind in the forest and no woman hears him, is he still wrong?

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Lleva un estigma grabado

It has a stigma attached to it

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Ojo por ojo y diente por diente

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth

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Más vale pájaro en mano que ciento volando

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

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La verdad es que ...

The fact of the matter is that ...

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Pocos discutirían el hecho de que ...

Few would dispute the fact that ...

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Tener ojo para

To have an eye for
You definitely have an eye for good restaurants

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Volver a las andadas

To return to the old habits
My printer returned to the old habits and didn't print anything

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Mens sana in corpore sano

A healthy mind in a healthy body

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Mantener las tradiciones vivas

To keep traditions alive

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Pasar de generación en generación

To hand down from generation to generation

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Ser vendido en una subasta

To go under the hammer
A private collection of early paintings is expected to go under the hammer next week

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Qué se puede hacer con este escenario desolador?

What can be done about this gloomy scenario?

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Sin gastarse mucho dinero

Without breaking the bank

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Ejercitar tus derechos legales

To exercise your legal rights

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El triunfo de la mente sobre los problemas

The triumph of mind over matter

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Ponerte al límite

To push yourself to the limit

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Rechazar la aceptación de la derrota

To refuse to accept defeat

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Superar tus limitaciones

To overcome your limitations

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Por lo que sabemos, ...

For all we know, ...

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Por lo común, la mayoría de las veces

More often than not
When you read their books, more often than not they will come across as people...

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No hay nada que me gustaría más que ...

There's nothing I'd like more than to do ST
There's nothing I'd like more than to visit the art gallery again

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Como último recurso

In the last resort/as a last resort
British police are supposed to use guns only as a last resort

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Quieres poner las cosas en marcha?

Do you want to get things going?

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Valorar algo (abstracto)

To place value on ST
That's why I place value on everything that happens to me

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Buscar algo más

To look for something more

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Por lo que, consecuentemente, esa es la razón por la que

Hence
His mother was Italian, hence his name - Luca
Students need a certificate for foreign study, hence the huge demand for courses

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Causar sorpresa o shock, hacer levantar la ceja

To raise some/a few eyebrows
Jemma's miniskirt raised a few eyebrows at the board meeting

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Tocarle las narices a alguien

To get up SO's nose
People who drive like that really get up my nose

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Cumplir con lo prometido

To come up with the goods
This chairman is good at making promises but he hardly ever comes up with the goods

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Solidarizarse con alguien en un huelga y no trabajar

To come out in sympathy with
The pilots came out in sympathy with the cabin crew during the one-day strike las week

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Uno puede verse fácilment influido hacia ...

One can easily be swayed to ...

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Esto puede verse en ...

This can be seen in ...

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Aunque pueda ser solamente una cuestión de ...

Yet it might only be a question of ...

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Tener las primeras experiencias en algo

To cut your teeth
The minister cut her political teeth on student debates

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Igualmente

Similarly, equally, additionally

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Subir peldaños

To progress up the rungs

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Todavía no se sabe, no se ha decidido

The jury's still out (on, as to)
The jury's still out on what implications this has for humans

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Agachar la cabeza y evitar problemas

To keep your head down
He's in a bad mood today - I'm just keeping my head down

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La gente joven está más que dispuesta a trabajar sin cobrar o cobrando muy poco

Young people are usually more than willing to work unpaid or for minimal wages

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Casi

Almost
All but
Nigh on
Well nigh
I have all but finished; just give me a few minutes
Our family has lived there well nigh/nigh on two hundred years

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Relaciones personales a lo largo de los años

The infant seeks nurture-the child, responsiveness-the preadolescent, a close friend-the teenager, friendship with the other sex-and the adult, a spouse

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En una realidad alternativa

In an alternative lifetime
In an alternative reality

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Desde el principio

From the beginning
All along
They have known about it all along

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Precisamente tú

You of all people
I never expected you of all people to say such a thing!

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Abrirte el apetito por

To whet you appetite for
What she told me whetted my appetite for the rest of the story

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Ser la niña bonita de

To be the apple of

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Nada más que

Nothing other than
Nothing other than a full refund will satisfy her

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Esperar tu oportunidad

To bide your time

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Estar hecho para

To be cut out to
James realized that he wasn't cut out to be an architect

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Pensar por ti mismo

To think for yourself
Dare to think for yourself

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Algo te hace hervir la sangre

ST makes your blood boil
His attitude really makes my blood boil

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Contar la verdad sobre algo y desahogarte

To make a clean breast of it

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Coger el toro por los cuernos

To take the bull by the horns

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Revelar algo

To lay bare
It's been promoted as the biography that lays bare the truth behind the legend

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Estar equivocado con la manera de hacer algo

To be barking up the wrong tree
She thinks it'll solve the problem, but I reckon she's barking up the wrong tree

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Estar obsesionado con algo y hablar de ello

To have a bee in your bonnet (about)
He has a bee in his bonnet about the dishonesty of lawyers

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Las acciones hablan más que las palabras

Actions speak louder than words

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Es mejor actuar de inmediato que dejar pudrir el problema

A stitch in time saves nine

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Muchos patrones y pocos marineros

To many chiefs and not enough Indians

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A quien madruga Dios le ayuda

The early bird catches the worm

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Siempre hay algo positivo en lo malo

Every cloud has a silver lining

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Las desgracias nunca vienen solas

It never rains but it pours

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No vale la pena lamentarse por algo ya que ya no tiene remedio

There's no use crying over spilt milk

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Más vale tarde que nunca

Better late than never

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El tiempo no espera

Time and tide wait for no man
Carpe Diem

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Bien está lo que bien acaba

All's well that ends well

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No vendas la piel del oso antes de cazarlo

Don't count your chickens before they're hatched

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Nunca nos conformamos con lo que tenemos

The grass is always greener on the other side

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La curiosidad mató al gato

Curiosity killed the cat

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Mi única razón para hacer algo es ...

My sole reason for doing ST is to do ST
My sole reason for coming was to see you

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Esta afirmación es demasiado extrema

This statement is too extreme

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Hacer trabajo en equipo

To do group work

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Una generación criada con una dieta de pop

A generation reared on a diet of pop

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Aprender practicando

Learning by doing
The most appreciated way of learning is learning by doing

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Presidir una reunión

To chair a meeting

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Jugar bien tus cartas

To play your cards right

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Dejar las cosas estar para no causar problemas

To let sleeping dogs lie

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Encontrar fallos, criticar

To find fault with SO
Our boss constantly finds fault with our work