Love me, love my dog
said to warn someone that if they want to be in a relationship with you, they must be willing to accept everything about you (including your faults)
Quien bien quiere a Beltrán, bien quiere a su can
Quiéreme tal como soy
little strokes fell great oaks la gota de agua perfora la roca, no por su fuerza, sino por su constancia; con paciencia y con maña, un elefante se comió una araña
to trace something back to its source rastrear el origen de algo
dramatic society el grupo de teatro aficionado
that's a fine/pretty kettle of fish! es un lío/embrollo total
give a dog a bad name (and hang him) (United Kingdom)
►Also: He that has an ill name is half-hanged; give a dog a bad name and his work is done; A man is known by his reputation
por un perro que maté, mataperros me llamaron
►También: cría fama y échate a dormir
to be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth nacer en cuna de oro
►criarse en buena cuna; criarse en buenos pañales
to talk nineteen to the dozen
►to talk very rapidly or energetically; at a breakneck pace
ser un auténtico sacamuelas
►persona que habla mucho, rápido y sin sentido
at sixes and sevens
used to describe a state of confusion or disarray
en estado de confusión o desorden
road surveyor el topógrafo carreteras y puentes
time and tide wait for no man/time waits for no man
no one is so powerful that they can stop the march of time; ("And te tide and te time þat tu iboren were, schal beon iblescet." St. Marher, 1225)
el tiempo no espera a nadie
nature, red in tooth and claw (In Memoriam A.H.H. -1849- by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson)
nature is cruel
lit: la naturaleza, roja en diente y garra
la naturaleza es cruel y despiadada
to stand for Parliament ser candidato para las elecciones parlamentarias
to be returned a member of Parliament (United Kingdom)
►(U.S.) to be elected a Representative
ser elegido diputado
these difficulties have been tided over estas dificultades han sido superadas por el momento
a crushing/swinging majority una mayoría apabullante
the amendment was carried se aprobó la enmienda
to take such steps as shall be considered necessary adoptar las medidas que serán consideradas necesarias
to come into office llegar al poder
an out-and-out conservative
►Also: A died in the wool conservative; an outright conservative; conservative to the core; an unabashed conservative
un conservador consumado/redomado
►También: un conservador hasta los tuétanos; un conservador acérrimo; un ferviente conservador
a rabid socialist un socialista fanático
it rests with you to decide le corresponde decidir
the Party platform el programa político
prompt box, forestage, proscenium, apron (theater)
►The area between the background/curtain and the orquestra.
el proscenio (teatro)
►El lugar entre la escena y la orquesta
To draw
►This actress will draw a large audience
Atraer
►Esta actriz atraerá a gran cantidad del público
to run down
►The play was run down by the critics. The movie was extremely popular despite being run down by most of the critics.
•See also: to pan
Criticar con dureza
►La obra ha sido vapuleada por los críticos; Los críticos han puesto la obra por los suelos
•Poner algo por los suelos; vapulear
a loud outcry was raised against that law
►The people protested vehemently against that law; The townspeople denounced the law
el pueblo protestó (en) contra (de) esa ley de un modo enérgico
a cabinet meeting was held
to be held
se celebró una reunión del Consejo de Ministros
celebrarse
contract work (business) el contrato de obra a precio alzado (negocio)
to abolish (the) tariff walls
►also: tariff barriers
abolir las barreras arancelarias
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