be bigger than

be bigger than(
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to be a larger size than)
a. ser más grande que
We need the picture frame to be bigger than the picture.Necesitamos que el marco sea más grande que la foto.
b. ser más grande de
I know that the milkshake is bigger than you would have liked, but don't worry. If you don't drink it, I will.Sé que el batido es más grande de lo que esperabas, pero no te preocupes. Si no te lo tomas, me lo tomo yo.
2. (to behave better than)
a. saber mejor que hacer eso
I can't believe the way management are treating their staff. They really should be bigger than that.No me puedo creer cómo la dirección está tratando al personal. Deberían saber mejor que hacer eso.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
3. (imperative)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Our friends were cheating and we decided to cheat too. - Don't cheat. Be bigger than that.Nuestros amigos estaban copiando y decidimos hacerlo también. - No copien. Saben mejor que hacer eso.
Your supervisor is stealing money from the company, but you shouldn't steal too. Be bigger than that.Su supervisora está robando dinero de la compañía, pero no haga lo mismo. Usted debería estar por encima de eso.
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