tener un lío

tener un lío
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to have a fling)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
a. to have an affair
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Si vas a tener un lío con alguien, al menos ten cuidado de que no te pillen.If you're going to have an affair with someone, at least be careful not to get caught.
b. to carry on
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
La mujer de Natalia la echó de casa cuando se enteró de que había estado teniendo un lío con su mejor amiga durante años.Natalia's wife kicked her out of the house when she found out she had been carrying on with her best friend for years.
2. (to have a problem)
a. to have a mess
Más invitados de los que esperábamos confirmaron la asistencia al evento, y ahora tenemos un lío en las manos porque no sabemos dónde vamos a sentar a todo el mundo.More guests RSVP'd to the event than we anticipated, and now we have a mess on our hands because we don't know where we're going to seat everyone.
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