ser un rollointransitive verb phrase
1. (colloquial) (to be complicated)
a. to be a pain (colloquial)
El trámite de compraventa fue un rollo, pero finalmente somos dueños de una casa.The buying and selling process was a pain, but we're finally home owners.
b. to be a drag (colloquial)
Tramitar la visa es un rollo, pero vale la pena tenerla lista por si se necesita.Applying for a visa is a drag, but it's good to have it ready in case you need it.
2. (to be tedious)
a. to be a bore (colloquial)
Pablo es un rollo, pero lo tengo que aguantar porque es mi primo.Pablo is a bore, but I have to put up with him because he's my cousin.
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