meter en líos
meter en líos
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to make trouble for)
a. to get into trouble
Es demasiado sincero. Su forma de ser le mete en muchos líos.He's too sincere. His personality gets him into a lot of trouble.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Lo siento. No era mi intención meterte en líos.I'm sorry. I didn't mean to create problems for you.
Cuando te pregunte la policía, diles que pasaste la noche conmigo. - Yo diré la verdad. ¡A mí no me metas en líos!When the police ask you, tell them you spent the night with me. - I'll tell the truth. Don't get me involved in your schemes!
meterse en líos
A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
2. (to make trouble for oneself)
a. to get into trouble
De ahora en adelante, intenta no meterte en líos porque no estaré yo allí para sacarte de ellos.From now on, try not to get into trouble because I won't be there to get you out of it.
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