permitirse el lujo de

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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
1. (general)
a. to afford
No podemos permitirnos el lujo de una gran boda, así que haremos solamente una ceremonia pequeña.We can't afford a big wedding, so we'll have just a small ceremony.
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