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hold your horses

para el carro

1

you drive me crazy

me vuelves loco(a)

2

it is raining cats and dogs

llueve a cántaros

3

a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

más vale un pájaro en mano que cien volando

4

the early bird gets the worm

a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda

5

brain is better than brawn

más vale maña que fuerza

6

Rome was not built in a day

No se ganó Zamora en una hora

7

you can't please everyone

nunca llueve a gusto de todos

8

think before you speak

antes de hablar, pensar

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if you buy cheaply, you pay dearly

lo barato sale caro

10

wrong way, backward

a contrapelo

11

in the short run, short-term

a corto plazo

12

at an inconvenient time

a deshora

13

around, about (time)

a eso de

14

on the same level as

a la par de

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just around the corner

a la vuelta de

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in the long run, long-term

a largo plazo

17

along, at the other end

a lo largo (de)

18

a menudo

often, frequently

19

from now on

a partir de ahora

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in broad daylight

a plena luz

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from time to time

a ratos

22

in retrospect, in hindsight

a toro pasado

23

now then, let's see, hmmm

a ver

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when all's said and done, when it comes down to it

a(l) fin de cuentas

25

right now, this minute

ahora mismo

26

so that, which means that

así que

27

every Tom, Dick, and Harry; everyone

cada hijo de vecino

28

once in a blue moon, very rarely

cada muerte de obispo

29

change one's mind

cambiar de idea

30

heavens, oh my gosh (use when surprised, often in place of something vulgar)

cielos

31

the way it's supposed to be

como Dios manda

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as if it were not enough

como si no fuera poco

33

in advance, ahead of time

con anticipación

34

with difficulty

con apuros

35

with (your) permission

con permiso

36

with all due respect

con todo respeto

37

sleep on it

consultarlo con la almohada

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as soon as possible

cuanto antes

39

a handful of people, half a dozen people, a small group of people

cuatro gatos

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permit, allow, give permission

dar permiso

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from now on, from here onward

de ahí en adelante

42

from now on, henceforth, from this moment forward

de ahora en adelante

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from time to time, sometimes, once in a while

de cuando en cuando

44

really, truly

de veras

45

you can think whatever you like

el pensamientono tiene/conoce barreras

46

at all

en absoluto

47

on the other hand

en cambio

48

as for; when it comes to

en cuanto a

49

in the middle of nowhere

en el medio de la nada

50

in short, in brief

en fin

51

on the verge of

en pie de

52

in any case; in any event; anyway

en todo caso

53

be on a diet

estar a dieta

54

to be on sale, to be discounted

estar de oferta

55

to be on the way, to be coming

estar en camino

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to be fed up with, to have had it with

estar harto(a) de

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somebody or other

fulano de tal

58

pack; pack a suitcase

hacer las maletas

59

come to an agreement, reach an agreement

llegar a un acuerdo

60

as soon as possible

lo antes possible

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damn it, darn it

maldita sea

62

of age

mayor de edad

63

underage

menor de edad

64

just as well, good thing, thank goodness

menos mal

65

meanwhile, in the meantime

mientras tanto

66

it's not my business, it's not my affair

no es cosa mía

67

most of all, first and foremost

primero que nada

68

nevertheless, nonetheless

sin embargo

69

it's about time

ya es hora

70

para el carro

hold your horses

71

me vuelves loco(a)

you drive me crazy

72

llueve a cántaros

it is raining cats and dogs

73

más vale un pájaro en mano que cien volando

a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

74

a quien madruga, Dios le ayuda

the early bird gets the worm

75

más vale maña que fuerza

brain is better than brawn

76

No se ganó Zamora en una hora

Rome was not built in a day

77

nunca llueve a gusto de todos

you can't please everyone

78

antes de hablar, pensar

think before you speak

79

lo barato sale caro

if you buy cheaply, you pay dearly

80

a contrapelo

wrong way, backward

81

a corto plazo

in the short run, short-term

82

a deshora

at an inconvenient time

83

a eso de

around, about (time)

84

a la par de

on the same level as

85

a la vuelta de

just around the corner

86

a largo plazo

in the long run, long-term

87

a lo largo (de)

along, at the other end

88

often, frequently

a menudo

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a partir de ahora

from now on

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a plena luz

in broad daylight

91

a ratos

from time to time

92

a toro pasado

in retrospect, in hindsight

93

a ver

now then, let's see, hmmm

94

a(l) fin de cuentas

when all's said and done, when it comes down to it

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ahora mismo

right now, this minute

96

así que

so that, which means that

97

cada hijo de vecino

every Tom, Dick, and Harry; everyone

98

cada muerte de obispo

once in a blue moon, very rarely

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cambiar de idea

change one's mind

100

cielos

heavens, oh my gosh (use when surprised, often in place of something vulgar)

101

como Dios manda

the way it's supposed to be

102

como si no fuera poco

as if it were not enough

103

con anticipación

in advance, ahead of time

104

con apuros

with difficulty

105

con permiso

with (your) permission

106

con todo respeto

with all due respect

107

consultarlo con la almohada

sleep on it

108

cuanto antes

as soon as possible

109

cuatro gatos

a handful of people, half a dozen people, a small group of people

110

dar permiso

permit, allow, give permission

111

de ahí en adelante

from now on, from here onward

112

de ahora en adelante

from now on, henceforth, from this moment forward

113

de cuando en cuando

from time to time, sometimes, once in a while

114

de veras

really, truly

115

el pensamientono tiene/conoce barreras

you can think whatever you like

116

en absoluto

at all

117

en cambio

on the other hand

118

en cuanto a

as for; when it comes to

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en el medio de la nada

in the middle of nowhere

120

en fin

in short, in brief

121

en pie de

on the verge of

122

en todo caso

in any case; in any event; anyway

123

estar a dieta

be on a diet

124

estar de oferta

to be on sale, to be discounted

125

estar en camino

to be on the way, to be coming

126

estar harto(a) de

to be fed up with, to have had it with

127

fulano de tal

somebody or other

128

hacer las maletas

pack; pack a suitcase

129

llegar a un acuerdo

come to an agreement, reach an agreement

130

lo antes possible

as soon as possible

131

maldita sea

damn it, darn it

132

mayor de edad

of age

133

menor de edad

underage

134

menos mal

just as well, good thing, thank goodness

135

mientras tanto

meanwhile, in the meantime

136

no es cosa mía

it's not my business, it's not my affair

137

primero que nada

most of all, first and foremost

138

sin embargo

nevertheless, nonetheless

139

ya es hora

it's about time