estar listo

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estar listo(
ehs
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tahr
 
lees
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toh
)
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to be prepared)
a. to be ready
¡Niños, a la mesa, la merienda está lista!Children, come to the table! Tea's ready!
2. (to be completed)
a. to be finished
No hay problema, el informe estará listo para las 12 am.No problem. The report will be finished by 12 am.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to make a big mistake)
a. to have another thing coming
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Si te crees que te voy a ordenar yo el cuarto, estás listo.If you think I'm going to tidy up your bedroom, you have another thing coming.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to be in trouble)
a. to be done for
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Si todos los días va a hacer este calor, estamos listos.If it's going to be this hot everyday, we're done for.
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