old standby

old standby
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (general)
a. el caballito de batalla
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have a lot of different guitars, but this one is my old standby.Tengo muchas guitarras diferentes, pero esta es mi caballito de batalla.
b. el de siempre (masculine)
I don't have time to write a new speech, so I'll just have to use my old standby.No tengo tiempo de escribir un nuevo discurso, así que tendré que usar el de siempre.
c. la de siempre (feminine)
The only explanation given for the breakup of the band was the old standby: creative differences.La única explicación que se dio por la separación de la banda fue la de siempre: diferencias creativas.
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