el callejón sin salida
-the dead end
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callejón sin salida

callejón sin salida(
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (street)
a. dead end
Por ahí no puede ser la casa de Miguel. Es un callejón sin salida.Miguel's house can't be through there. That's a dead end.
b. blind alley
Anoche me asaltaron en callejón sin salida. - ¿Y tú qué hacías ahí?Last night I was robbed in a blind alley. - What were you doing there?
c. cul-de-sac
Los niños se la pasan jugando en el callejón sin salida porque casi no pasan carros.Children are always playing in the cul-de-sac because cars hardly go by.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g., carrot, bean).
a. dead end
El detective admitió que la investigación ha llegado a un callejón sin salida.The detective admitted that the investigation has reached a dead end.
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