by the dozen

by the dozen(
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (in quantities of twelve)
a. por docenas
It's cheaper to buy eggs by the dozen than individually.Es más económico comprar los huevos por docenas que individualmente.
b. por docena
I buy cans of soup by the dozen and keep them in the pantry.Compro latas de sopa por docena y las guardo en la despensa.
2. (easily or quickly)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Andrew is a voracious reader. He goes through books by the dozen.Andrew es un lector insaciable. Termina libros en un instante.
These popsicles are very popular. We're selling them by the dozen.Estas paletas son muy populares. Se venden como pan caliente.
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