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  1. cantar las mil y una
    to tell somebody off
  2. estar hasta la coronilla
    • to be fed up
    • i've had it up to here
  3. estar en apuros/en un aprieto
    • to be in a jam
    • in a bind
  4. estar sin un quinto
    • to be without flat broke
    • without a dime
  5. dicen las malas lenguas
    rumor has it
  6. me cae como anillo al dedo
    • fits like a glove
    • it suits me to a T
  7. salió como alma que lleva el diablo
    he left like a bat out of hell
  8. ardió troya
    all hell broke loose
  9. perro que ladra no muerde
    • the bark is worse than its bite
    • all bark and no bite
  10. sacar los trapos al sol
    to air out dirty laundry
  11. sudar la gota gorda
    to sweat bullets/blood
  12. tejes y manejes
    ins and outs
  13. tomar atajos
    to cut corners
  14. vivito y coleando
    alive and kicking
  15. volver a las andadas
    to go back to one's old habits/ways
  16. al mal tiempo, buena cara
    when the going gets tough the though get going
  17. el que mucho abarca poco aprieta
    to bite more than you can chew
  18. estar echando chispas
    to be fuming/hopping mad
  19. no dar el brazo a torcer
    to stick to one's guns
  20. Dios los cría y ellos se juntan
    birds of a feather flock together
  21. contra viento y marea
    come hell or high water
  22. a lo hecho, pecho
    what can't be cured, must be endured
  23. las apariencias engañan
    looks can be deceiving
  24. cada loco con su tema
    to each his own
  25. atar cabos
    to connect the dots/ to put two and two together
  26. hacer de tripas, corazones
    to muster up courage
  27. meterse en camisa de once varas
    to get in trouble
  28. mentar la madre
    to curse somebody off
  29. la regaste
    you blew it
  30. vato
    dude
  31. carnal
    pal/bro/bud
  32. ¡a poco!
    • is that so!
    • don'e tell me!
  33. ¡Ni modo!
    oh well!
  34. no te rajes
    • don't chicken out/
    • don't be a chicken
  35. andar con una cruda
    to be hung over
  36. hacerse bolas
    • to mess up
    • to get confused
  37. me vale madre
    i don't give a damn/fuck
  38. no mames huey
    fuck off/ cut it out
  39. del dicho al hecho hay much trecho
    it is easier said than done
  40. andar en boca de todos
    to be on everyone's lips
  41. el ábito no hace el monje
    don't judge a book by its cover
  42. buscar una aguja en un pajar
    to look for a needle in a haystack
  43. You bet
    ya lo creo
  44. no kidding
    bromeas/deveras
  45. to play hooky
    irse de pinta
  46. holy smoke/holy moly
    caracoles/caramba/recóncholis
  47. in a jiffy
    en un santiamén
  48. in a split of a second/in a blink of an eye
    en un abrir y cerrar de ojos
  49. you snooze, you lose
    camarón que se duerme, se lo lleva la corriente
  50. where ther is a smoke there is fire
    cuando el río suena es porque agua trae
  51. the squeaky wheel gets the oil/grease
    el que no llora no mama
  52. every man for himself
    sálvese quien pueda
  53. to be a piece of cake
    ser pan comido
  54. to call a spade a spade
    llamar al pan, pan y al vino, vino
  55. for heaven's sake!
    ¡por el amor de Dios!
  56. out of sight, out of mind
    ojos que no ven, corazón que no siente
  57. there is something fishy
    hay gato encerrado
  58. he who lives by the sword, dies by the sword
    el que a hierro mata, a hierro muere
  59. to bite the hand that feeds you
    cría cuervos y te sacarán los ojos
  60. to beat around the bush
    andarse con rodeos
  61. to catch someone red-handed
    agarrar a alguien conlas mano en la masa/ingraganti
  62. to be the last straw that broke the camel's back
    se la gota que derramó el vaso
  63. a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
    más vale pájaro en mano que cien volando
  64. the early bird gets the worm
    el que madruga, Dios lo ayuda
  65. every cloud has a silver lining
    no hay mal que por bien no venga
  66. jack of all trades, master of none
    aprendiz de todo, oficial de nada

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