English on the Rocks
Crucigramas de Vocabulario
Sunday, March 11, 2012
is an expression that means something other than the literal meanings of its individual words.
Here are six native idioms for you to learn and use. Enjoy friends!
to go overboard
with the decorations for the party.
to go wrong
equivocarse, salir mal
If we don't plan well, things could
at the last moment.
to drop a line
escribir unas líneas
drop him a line
this afernoon when he gets out of work.
to cut the mustard
estar a la altura de las circunstancias
I interviewed three candidates, but none of them
cut the mustard
to take the rough with the smooth
estar a las duras y a las maduras
The company is goung trough a crisis, we'll have to
take the rough with the smooth
to keep one's powder dry
estar al pie del cañón
Elisa is a good friend. She has always
kept her powder dry
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