en chirona
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en chirona
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(in prison)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. in the slammer
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Su madre era una empresaria de mucho éxito, pero ahora está en chirona por estafa.Her mother was a very successful businesswoman, but she's now in the slammer for fraud.
b. in the nick
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(United Kingdom)
Pasó tres años en chirona por robo, y estudió allí la carrera de derecho.He spent three years in the nick for robbery, and he did a degree in law there.
c. inside
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
No aceptaré sobornos. No quiero acabar en chirona.I won't take any bribes. I don't want to end up inside.
d. in jail
¿Cuánto tiempo pasó en chirona por el asesinato?How long was he in jail for the murder?
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