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Old September 29, 2022, 03:14 PM
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In Colombia there is an expression, salir como pepa de guama that's kind of funny, and it can be used similarly to shot out of a cannon in English.
¿Salir disparado como pepa de guama?
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Old October 09, 2022, 02:15 PM
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What does despedido mean in this extract from a novel.
The vehicle left the road and flew through the air landing in the water.
Is this a common usage?

“ estaba volando por los aires y salió despedido hasta el agua”
salir despedido is quite common
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