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Look on the bright side...;Mira el lado bueno...
I rather think that...;Me da la impresi�n de que...
Lucklustre;"without energy and effort.
Britain's number-one tennis player gave a disappointingly lacklustre performance."
Last of all or at last;Finalmente
I'll give it a shot;lo probar�
Bold;"brave; not fearing danger.
She was a bold and fearless climber.
The newspaper made the bold move/took the bold step of publishing the names of the men involved."
For your own sake;"por tu propio bien. Their parents only stayed together for the sake of the children.
I hope for both our sakes that you're right!"
You are driving me nuts!;"Me est�s poniendo negro! to drive some one nuts means to let someone loses his temper and became an irritable person in a certain situation.
Therefore;"por consiguiente. for that reason
We were unable to get funding and therefore had to abandon the project."
This is tough stuff!;Esto es duro!
I don't get you...;No te entiendo
I can't stand it any longer;"Ya no lo aguanto m�s. [T usually in negatives] to successfully accept or bear something which is unpleasant or difficult
I can't stand her voice.
Our tent won't stand another storm like the last one.
[+ -ing verb] I can't stand hearing her cry."
To do sth just for a giggle;"Hacer algo en plan de broma. Something which is funny
often when it involves laughing at someone else
Just for a giggle
we hid his trousers while he was in the water."
It's the best by far;Es el mejor de lejos
I'm getting to that!;A eso voy!
Catchphrase;Latiguillo. a phrase which is often repeated by and therefore becomes connected with a particular organization or person
especially someone famous such as a television entertainer
aside from that;aparte de eso
gosh!;"caramba!used to express surprise or strength of feeling
I didn't expect to see you here!"
jo! an expression of surprise or strong emotion
don't yell at me - I'm just telling you what she said!"
In no time;en nada
Have a guess!;a ver si lo adivinas!
It was just a wild guess;Fue lo primero que se me vino a la cabeza
As a matter as fact...;De hecho...
It's the little cherry on top;La guinda del pastel
did you that on purpose?;lo hiciste a prop�sito?
It's taking ages!;Est� durando un mont�n!
We are all set!;Lo tenemos todo preparado!
Blow-by-blow;"Con pelos y se�ales. a blow-by-blow description of an event gives every detail of how it happened
She gave me a blow-by-blow account of her car crash."
What are you implying?;�Qu� quieres decir
qu� est�s sugiriendo?
by a fluke;"de chiripa
por suerte. something good that has happened that is the result of chance instead of skill or planning
The first goal was just a fluke."
piss off!;vete al carajo!
To bring up or raise a point;plantear una cuesti�n
We'll manage somehow
don't worry about it;ya nos las arreglaremos
do not be very hard with me;no seas duro conmigo
never in a million years;jam�s
that's a fine mess I am in!;en que lio me he metido
it sounds like me; es posible que yo lo haya dicho o hecho
let's face the facts;atenerse a los hechos
Could I just stop you there and say something?;Puedo decir algo?
I just do this for kicks;lo hago por diversi�n
you're alive and kicking;vivito y coleando
to pull out the best of her/him;sacar lo mejor de uno
now look what you've done!;Desde luego
This is tough stuff!;Esto es un lio
I'm as mad as march hare;Estoy loca como una cabra
Phrases I've made up;Frases de mi cosecha
it makes me mad;me da mucha rabia
I'm deeply involved in improving my english;Estoy resuelto a mejorar mi ingl�s
I'm very particular with...;Soy muy exigente con...
You're very demanding;Eres muy exigente
from a reliable source;de una fuente fidedigna
I bet you don't dare;Apuesto a que no te atreves
I'm being a little bit clumsy today;Estoy un poco patosillo (torpe) hoy
To get rid or to be rid of sb/sth;"Librarse de algo/alguien. to not now have an unwanted or unpleasant task
object or person
I didn't enjoy marking those papers and I was glad to be rid of them.
get rid of sth
to remove or throw away something unwanted
That cream got rid of my skin rash.
I used weedkiller to get rid of the weeds in the garden."
To long to +INF;"Desear algo
anhelar. long for sth; long to do sth
to want something very much
She longed to see him again.
I'm longing for news of him."
May I have or take a peek at it?;"puedo echarle un vistazo? to look
especially for a short time or while trying to avoid being seen
Close your eyes. Don't peek. I've got a surprise for you.
I peeked out the window to see who was there.
The children peeked over the wall to see where the ball had gone.
The film peeks behind the scenes of a multinational corporation."