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203 frases hechas y expresiones inglesas. Vocabulario inglés.
203 frases hechas y expresiones en inglés. Idioms
1. ace: make an "A" on a test, homework assignment,
9. bad-mouth: say unkind, unflattering, embarrassing (and
probably untrue) things about someone.
21. beat around the bush: evade an issue; avoid giving a
(evadir una respuesta o andarse por las ramas)
"Quit beating around the bush! If you don't want to go with me, just tell me!"
22. beat one's brains out: try very hard to understand or do something.
(devanarse los sesos, estrujarse el cerebro intentando entender algo)
"Can you help me with this problem? I've been beating my brains out with it,
but I just can't solve it."
23. Beats me: I have no idea.
(no tener ni idea)
A: "What time's the party?"
B: "Beats me!"
24. before long: soon.
A: "I'm really tired of working."
B: "Just be patient. The weekend will be here before long."
25. bent out of shape: needlessly worried about something.
"I know you're worried about your job interview, but don't get bent out of shape.
You'll do just fine."
26. bite off more than one can chew: take responsibility for more than one can manage.
(el que mucho abarca poco aprieta, intentar más cosas de las que se pueden abarcar)
"I'm really behind with my project. Can you help me? I'm afraid I
bit off more than I could chew!"
27. blabbermouth: a very talkative person--especially one who says things that should be kept secret.
"Don't say anything to Bob unless you want the whole office to know.
Bob's quite a blabbermouth."
28. blow one's top: become extremely angry.
(cabrear, enfadar mucho)
A: "Was your father upset when you came home at 3 AM?"
B: "He was more than upset. He blew his top!"
29. boom box: portable cassette/CD player.
(radiocassette / CD portátil)
"Don't forget to bring your boom box to the picnic!"
30. the bottom line: the most essential information.
"The discussion lasted many hours. The bottom line was that
the XYZ Company isn't for sale."
31. Break a leg!: Good luck!
(buena suerte, mucha mierda)
"I understand you have a job interview tomorrow. Break a leg!"
32. break someone's heart: make someone feel very disappointed/discouraged/sad.
(romper el corazón)
"Joe broke his mother's heart when he dropped out of school."
33. broke: without money.
(sin dinero, pelado, sin blanca)
A: "Can you lend me 10 dollars?"
B: "I'm afraid not. I'm broke."
34. buck(s): dollar(s).
"The cheapest tickets for the concert cost 25 bucks. Do you still want to go?"
35. bug: annoy; bother.
"I'm trying to concentrate! Don't bug me!"
36. bull-headed: stubborn; inflexible.
"Don't be so bull-headed. Why can't you admit that others' opinions are just as good as yours?"
37. a bundle: a lot of money.
(un montón de dinero)
A: "Your new car is really nice."
B: "It should be. It cost me a bundle!"
38. burn the midnight oil: study/work all night or until very, very late at night.
(estudiar/trabajar hasta muy tarde)
"I'm not ready for the test tomorrow. I guess I'll have to
burn the midnight oil."
39. bushed: very tired; exhausted.
"I'm going to lie down for a while. I'm really bushed."
40. by oneself: alone and without help.
(por uno mismo, sin ayuda)
"I can't do this by myself. Can you help me?"
41. by the skin of one's teeth: barely succeed in doing something.
(por los pelos)
"I'll have to start earlier the next time. This time I only finished by the skin of my teeth."
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