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Old October 24, 2013, 03:39 AM
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Ir tirando

Hallarse en una situación en que no se tienen grandes adversidades o trabajos, pero tampoco muchas ventajas.
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Old October 24, 2013, 07:27 AM
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Me costó tiempo a ver si existe un dicho en inglés igual y eureka se me ocurrió. To mark time tiene el mismo significado.
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ir tirando (vivir solucionando un sinfín de problemas cotidianos, sin satisfacer aspiraciones ni colmar expectativas) ~= to (just) get by [as "to manage to survive" or "to succeed at a minimal level of acceptability"]
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Old October 24, 2013, 08:53 AM
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Same old, same old...
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Another idiomatic term for this is to tread water.
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Muy interesantes vuestros comentarios. Así aprendemos Inglés también. Gracias.
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What about coping with.?
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"Coping with" I understand it as "arreglárselas"... which seems close enough. I think that Alec's translation, "to [just] get by" is the best translation.
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"We're getting along" or "life goes on" are also good translations. I remember they always used to say that, "estamos tirando", in Spain.

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Old October 28, 2013, 01:06 AM
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Hi deandddd, in Spain to say "Vamos tirando". Is the verb "Ir" no "Ser"
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