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pellejo

skin

noun

pellejo
masculine noun
1. skin (informal) (piel, vida)
  • estar/ponerse en el pellejo de otro -> to be/put oneself in someone else's shoes
  • salvar el pellejo -> to save one's skin
2. hangnail (padrastro)

pellejo [pel-lyay’-ho]
noun
1. Skin, hide, felt, pelt (de animal). (m)
2. A skin dressed and pitched, in which liquors are carried. (m)
3. Peel, skin (fruta). (m)
4. (Joc.) Tippler, drunkard (borracho). (m)
  • No quisiera estar en su pellejo -> (coll.) I would not stand in his shoes
  • Arriesgarse el pellejo -> to risk one's neck
  • Salvar el pellejo -> to save one's skin

pellejo
1 [de animal] skin; hide; [de persona] skin; [de uva] skin
no caber en el pellejo to be bursting with pride
estar en el pellejo de algn
no quisiera estar en su pellejo I wouldn't like to be in his shoes
ponerse en el pellejo de algn
ponte en su pellejo put yourself in her shoes
quitarle el pellejo a algn to flay sb; criticize sb harshly
no tener más que el pellejo to be all skin and bones
2 (vida) neck (familiar)
arriesgar el pellejo to risk one's neck (familiar); perder el pellejo to snuff it (familiar); salvar el pellejo to save one's skin o neck (familiar)
3 (odre) wineskin
4 (borracho) drunk
5 (mujeriego) rake; womanizer

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