mandar a tomar por culotransitive verb phrase
1. (vulgar) (to tell someone to go to hell)
a. to tell to fuck off (vulgar)
Se enojó con nosotros por una tontería y literalmente nos mandó a tomar por culo.He got angry with us over some stupid thing and he literally told us to fuck off.
b. to tell to piss off (vulgar) (United Kingdom)
Me repitió cien veces la misma cosa y al final la mandé a tomar por culo.She repeated the same thing a hundred times and in the end I told her to piss off.
2. (vulgar) (to give up)
a. to pack in (colloquial) (something)
¡Qué hambre! Este régimen me está matando. Creo que lo voy a mandar a tomar por culo.I'm starving! This diet is killing me. I think I'm going to pack it in.
b. to jack in (colloquial) (something)
El curso era demasiado difícil y no me gustaba el profesor, así que lo mandé a tomar por culo.The course was too difficult and I didn't like the teacher, so I jacked it in.
c. to send packing (colloquial) (someone)
Estaba harta de que su marido le pusiera los cuernos y lo mandó a tomar por culo.She was fed up with her husband cheating on her and she sent him packing.
d. to say to hell with (colloquial)
El proyecto nos está volviendo locos, y más de una vez hemos estado a punto de mandarlo a tomar por culo.The project is driving us crazy, and more than once we've been about to say to hell with it.
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