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sacar las uñas

To take the nails out (literally), but more like to show one’s true colors

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To take the nails out (literally), but more like to show one’s true colors

sacar las uñas

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la mosquita muerta

goody-two shoes (only feminine) (very negative connotation); playing dead or dumb

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goody-two shoes (only feminine) (very negative connotation); playing dead or dumb

la mosquita muerta

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Nadie aprende en cabeza ajena

No one understands what’s going through someone else’s mind

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No one understands what’s going on in someone else’s mind

Nadie aprende en cabeza ajena

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matar el gusanillo

literally, "to kill the worm"; fig. to get a snack when you're hungry

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literally, "to kill the worm"; fig. to get a snack when you're hungry

matar el gusanillo

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ser la alegría de la huerta

lit. to be the joy of the vegetable garden; fig. to be happy, positive and enthusiastic. Someone who is fun to be around

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lit. to be the joy of the vegetable garden; fig. to be happy, positive and enthusiastic. Someone who is fun to be around

ser la alegría de la huerta

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estar hecho un flan

lit. to be like a flan; fig. to be nervous and scared

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lit. to be like a flan; fig. to be nervous and scared

estar hecho un flan

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hacerse el sueco

lit. pretending to be swedish; fig. pretending you don’t know anything about a situation

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lit. pretending to be swedish; fig. pretending you don’t know anything about a situation

hacerse el sueco

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salir rana

lit. to go frog; fig. when something doesn’t go the way you wanted it to go

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lit. to go frog; fig. when something doesn’t go the way you wanted it to go

salir rana

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la edad del pavo

lit. the turkey age; fig. that adolescent age when teens rebel

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lit. the turkey age; fig. that adolescent age when teens rebel

la edad del pavo

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donde Cristo perdió el gorro

lit. where Christ lost his hat; fig. very far

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lit. where Christ lost his hat; fig. very far

donde Cristo perdió el gorro

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cortar el bacalao

lit. to cut the cod; fig. to have the power in a relationship

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lit. to cut the cod; fig. to have the power in a relationship

cortar el bacalao

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hablar por los codos

lit. to speak through your elbows; fig. to speak a lot

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lit. to speak through your elbows; fig. to speak a lot

hablar por los codos

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ir de flor en flor

lit. to go from flower to flower; fig. to be promiscuous

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lit. to go from flower to flower; fig. to be promiscuous

ir de flor en flor

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ponerse las botas

lit. to put your boots on; fig. to eat a lot

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lit. to put your boots on; fig. to eat a lot

ponerse las botas

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una de cal y una de arena

lit. One of the limestone and one of the sand; fig. Sometimes things are good and sometimes things are bad.

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lit. One of the limestone and one of the sand; fig. Sometimes things are good and sometimes things are bad.

una de cal y una de arena

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gato por liebre

lit. Cat for the hare; fig. when something is substandard but you’re charged full price; a scam

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lit. Cat for the hare; fig. when something is substandard but you’re charged full price; a scam

gato por liebre

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dar atol con el dedo

to be fed or treated like a toddler or child

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to be fed or treated like a toddler or child

dar atol con el dedo

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pueblo chico infierno grande

small town big hell

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small town big hell

pueblo chico infierno grande

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la noche es mala consejera

The night is a bad advisor

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The night is a bad advisor

la noche es mala consejera