una miseria
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una miseria
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
1. (a very small amount)
a. next to nothing
Me tocó un premio pequeño en la lotería, pero después de impuestos se quedó en una miseria.I won a small prize in the lottery, but it was next to nothing after taxes.
b. a paltry amount
Me sirvieron una miseria. "¿No hay más frijoles?" pregunté.They served me a paltry amount. "Are there more beans?" I asked.
c. a pittance (of money)
En aquella época ganábamos una miseria, pero éramos felices.We made a pittance at that time, but we were happy.
d. peanuts
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(of money)
¿Te gustaba el trabajo? - Sí, pero me pagaban una miseria.Did you like the job? - Yeah, but I got paid peanuts.
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