rapapolvo

rapapolvo
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(general)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. scolding
Mi madre me echó un rapapolvo por no venir a casa después de la escuela.My Mom gave me a scolding for not coming home after school.
b. telling-off
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
En cuanto vi sus ojos, supe que me esperaba un rapapolvo.When I saw her eyes, I knew I was in for a telling-off.
c. ticking-off
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(United Kingdom)
¡Me van a echar un rapapolvo por llegar tarde otra vez!I'll get a ticking-off for being late again!
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rapapolvo
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. ticking-off
dar o echar un rapapolvo a alguiento tick somebody off
rapapolvo
telling-off (familiar); ticking-off (familiar)
echar un rapapolvo a algn to give sb a telling-off o ticking-off (familiar)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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