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1

No pasa un día sin que ...

Seldom does a day go by that ...
Seldom does a day go by without SO's doing ST

2

Ni uno/a ...

Not one ...
Not one postcard did she send while she was traveling in Argentina

3

No quiero que haya ...

I don't want there to be ...
I don't want there to be any redouble over paying this bill

4

Enterrar a alguien, ponerlo a descansar

To lay SO to rest
She was laid to rest next to her husband

5

Traer algo a la memoria

To bring/call ST to mind
I can see his face, but I just can't bring/call his name to mind

6

Realidad compleja, alejarse de los dogmas

Reality is so complex that we must move away from dogma

7

Llevar gobiernos razonables al espacio globalizado

To bring sensible governments to the global space

8

Donde va el poder, los gobiernos deben seguirlo

Where power goes, governments must follow

9

Compartes un destino con tus enemigos

You share a destiny with your enemies

10

Trabajar muy tarde por la noche

To burn the midnight oil
During that summit, the participants burnt the midnight oil in meetings

11

No preguntes por quien doblan las campanas, doblan por ti

Do not ask for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee

12

Estropear la diversión

To put a damper on ST
The accident put a damper on their holiday

13

Hay más de lo que parece en él/ello

There's more to SO/ST than meets the eye
Initially Brian appears shy and introspective but there's more to him than meets the eye

14

Ricos según Hemingway

The rich are different from you and me. They have more money

15

Pensar en imágenes

To think in pictures

16

Adolescentes

Teenagers are not even sure of who they are
Where they fit in the world
Peer groups and external appearance tend to increase in importance
They feel insecure due to hormonal imbalances

17

El humor es útil para difuminar situaciones difíciles

Humour is useful to diffuse difficult situations

18

Reírte de los absurdos de la vida

To laugh at life absurdities

19

Mucho de los que llamamos humor tiene que ver con víctimas

Much that we call humour is victim related

20

Broma en el juzgado

Order in the court!
I'd like a sirloin steak and a paint of beer

21

Procedencia término "humor"

According to an ancient theory, there were four fluids in our body: blood, phlegm, bile and humour, which was responsible for the sense of well-being. Hence the term 'sense of humour'

22

Hay muchos peces en el mar

There are plenty more fish in the sea

23

Me suena a chino

It's all Greek to me

24

No poder hablar por que tienes la garganta seca

To have a frog in your throat

25

Funciona de maravilla (a veces por sorpresa)

It works like a charm
It is very easy to set up and use and it works like a charm

26

Desnudar tu alma

To bare your soul
I can't understand these people baring their soul on TV

27

Casarse (INF)

To tie the knot
When is your sister going to tie the knot?

28

Tocar la fibra de alguien, causar impacto en alguien

To strike a chord with SO
His speech struck a chord with unemployed voters

29

A las puertas de la muerte

At death's door

30

Tener tiempo libre para gastar

To have time on your hands
Your problem is that you have too much time on your hands

31

Ha llegado a ser visto como ...

Has come to be seen/known as ...

32

Estarías mejor haciendo algo

You'd be better off doing ST
You'd be better off not seeing me loose my temper
You'd be better off working for a bigger company

33

Mejor que hagas algo

You had better do ST
You'd better move your car immediately or else I'll call the police

34

Estar echado boca abajo

To lie face downwards
He was lying face downwards on the pavement

35

De la mano/del brazo

Hand in hand/arm in arm
We were walking hand in hand
We were strolling arm in arm

36

Estar lleno de admiración por algo

To be full of admiration for ST
I am full of admiration for the changes you have made to your diet

37

Stevenson y los viajes

The Scottish writer, Robert Louis Stevenson, used to say that he travelled 'not to go anywhere but to go'. He loved traveling for its own sake

38

No sea que, en caso de que

Lest
I said naught lest they see my anger
Lest anyone forget his name, we erect this monument to the late admiral

39

Como secuela de

In the aftermath of
In the aftermath of the hurricane, many people had to live in temporary accommodation

40

Entrar en situación de ruina

To fall into disrepair
The house has fallen into disrepair

41

Enarbolar la bandera de

To carry the torch of
The challenge before you now is to continue to carry the torch of pluralism forward

42

Cargar con la cruz de

To carry the cross of
Many people around us carry the cross of injustices

43

El anterior suelo firme está cambiando

Previously hard ground is shifting

44

Darle a algo/alguien un nuevo soplo de vida

To give ST/SO a new lease of life
What appeared to be an old law firm has been given a new lease of life

45

Si acaso, como mucho

If at all
Most new words sparkle briefly, if at all, and then fade away

46

Superar a alguien

Outdo SO
Coca Cola outdid itself this year

47

Contra toda adversidad

In the face of all adversity

48

La realización de todas las aspiraciones

To find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

49

Dirigir tu atención hacia

To turn/give your attention to

50

Por causa de interés

For interest's sake

51

No pegar ojo

To not sleep a wink
I didn't sleep a wink last night with all that noise

52

En el fondo, por naturaleza

At heart
She's always been an animal lover at heart

53

Poner los ojos en algo/alguien por primera vez

To set eyes on SO/ST
I've never set eyes on him before

54

Considerar algo de gran/poca importancia

To set great/a lot/little store by ST
She's setting a lot of store by this job interview

55

Mejorado con intensidad y rapidez

In leaps and bounds
Her Spanish has come on in leaps and bounds this year

56

Enterrar el hacha de guerra

To bury the hatchet

57

¡Es un dispositivo con una única función!

It's a single function device!

58

Un niño de tres años no es medio niño de seis años

A three-year old isn't half a six-year old

59

El fin justifica los medios

The end justifies the means

60

Interpretado estupendamente por ...

Played superbly by ...

61

Los problemas se esconden en los detalles

The devil is in the details

62

Algo parecido a ...

ST along the lines of ...
This House has heard comments along the lines of 'the budget before us is small but good'

63

Cuando/si la cosa se pone realmente mal, como último recurso

When/if push comes to shove

64

Hacer de abogado del diablo

To play the devil's advocate

65

Me dijeron que cerrase al salir

I was told to lock up when I left

66

No te parece?

Don't you feel?

67

Otello en titulares

Love-crazed immigrant kills senator's daughter

68

Broma hombre conduciendo Ferrari

SO who's driving a Ferrari is incredibly vulnerable and in need of love

69

Venirse la sala abajo

To bring the house down
The performance brought the house down last night

70

Cuando alguien hace algo, ...

On doing ST, SO...
On finding a suitably desolate spot of their own, they drill a hole

71

Por mucho que ...

For though ...
For though ice-fishing may appear to be safe, it can be dangerous indeed

72

Estamos asistiendo al hecho de que ...

We are witnessing the fact that ...

73

Alguien se resbala con una piel de plátano

SO slips on a banana skin

74

Alcanzar la redención a través de ...

To achieve redemption through ...
He achieved redemption through sense of humour