ser la caraba
intransitive verb phrase
1. (colloquial) (idiom) (to be really good) (Spain) 
a. to be the cat's pajamas (colloquial) (idiom) (United States) 
Nos encantaba ir al zoo, e ir al parque de atracciones era ya la caraba.We loved going to the zoo, and going to the amusement park was the cat's pajamas.
b. to be the cat's whiskers (colloquial) (idiom) (United Kingdom) 
Encontrar un alquiler tan barato en el centro de la ciudad es la caraba.Finding such a cheap rent downtown is the cat's whiskers.
2. (colloquial) (idiom) (to be very bad or annoying) (Spain) 
a. to be the limit (colloquial) (idiom) 
Desde luego, tus padres son la caraba. Llevamos diez años viviendo juntos y nunca han venido a visitarnos.I mean, your parents are the limit. We've been living together for ten years, and they've never paid us a visit.
b. to be the pits (colloquial) (idiom) 
Llevo seis meses tratando de que me paguen. ¡Esto es la caraba!I've been trying to get them to pay me for six months. This is the pits!
caraba
es la caraba it's the absolute tops (muy_familiar); it's the last straw
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