plata o plomo

El peltre se puede hacer de plata o plomo, entre otros metales.
Pewter can be made out of silver or lead, among other metals.
Muchos en el barrio ya habían sido amenazados con plata o plomo.
Many in the neighborhood had already been threatened with the bullet or the bribe.
La regla de "plata o plomo" parece haber sustituido el imperio del derecho en algunas zonas aquejadas por el narcotráfico.
The rule of "silver or lead" seems to have superseded the rule of law in some areas plagued by drug trafficking.
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