ESPANOL COLOQUIAL

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coloquial phrases

se acuesta con las gallinas

to wake up very early

agarra el toro por los cuernos

to face a problem, take a quick and risky decision

anda con pies de plomo

to do something very carefully

aquí hay gato encerrado

there is something fishy going on here

se arma la gorda

to make a fuss

baila con la más fea

to do a task nobody want's to do

cambia de chaqueta

to change ideas for own interest

no se te caen los anillos

to not mind doing something below your level

le cantas las cuarenta

to give a piece of one's mind

corta el bacalao

to call the shots

te dan calabazas

to brush off

darle la lata

to annoy someone

darle gato por liebre

to fool

vive en el quinto pino

to live in the sticks

estar el el séptimo cielo

to be in seventh heaven

faltale a uno un tornillo

you've got a loose screw

hablar por los codos

to talk like a parrot

hay cuatro gatos

a handful of people

matar el gusanilla

to feel peckish

no tener pelos en la lengua

to not mince your words

pasar la noche en blanco

to have a sleepless night

se les han pegado las sábanas

to oversleep

ponerse las botas

to pig out

te pone los dientes largos

to make you green with envy

quemarse las pestañas

to overstudy

ser de sangre azul

to be of noble blood

tienes entre ceja y ceja

can't stand somebody

subírsele los humos a la cabeza

to go to one's head

tener la cara dura

to have the nerve

tomale el pelo

to take the mick

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