en el bote
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en el bote
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(in prison)
Regionalism used in Central America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama
(Central America)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
Regionalism used in South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela
(South America)
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 hermano pasó diez años en el bote por un atraco a mano armada en un banco.His brother spent ten years in the slammer for an armed robbery at a bank.
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)
La mitad de los políticos del país están en el bote por fraude.Half the country's politicians are in the nick for fraud.
c. inside
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
¿Estás traficando con drogas? Si sigues por ese camino, acabarás en el bote.Are you dealing drugs? If you continue along that path, you'll end up inside.
d. in jail
La detuvieron en una manifestación y pasó una semana en el bote.She was arrested at a demonstration and spent a week in jail.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(secured)
a. in the bag
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Hoy me entrevisté para el trabajo y creo que lo tengo en el bote. Parecían muy impresionados con mi currículum.I had the interview for the job today, and I think it's in the bag. They seemed very impressed with my CV.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(under one's influence)
a. in one's pocket
La profesora de francés le puso buena nota a Javier aunque hizo muy mal el examen. La tiene en el bote.The French teacher gave Javier a good grade even though he did very badly in the exam. He has her in his pocket.
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