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Old July 28, 2008, 03:14 PM
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Old July 28, 2008, 04:26 PM
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In Mexico, some people call a party or get-together de traje- "Va a ser de traje", which means it's like a potluck- everybody brings a dish (food) and shares it. Is traje used like this in other areas?
Not in Spain. If someone tells me an event is going to be de traje I will not think I have to bring some food.
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Old July 28, 2008, 04:28 PM
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Se me pusieron de corbata / los tengo de corbata is also used. I like these ones especially said by a woman.
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Old July 28, 2008, 04:29 PM
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I think this means they make it hard (or difficult) for me.
Thanks a lot, Poli. I think both expressions, the English and the Spanish one can be useful.
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Old July 28, 2008, 04:35 PM
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"apareció la policía, y se me pusieron los huevos de corbata"
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What does poner los huevos de corbata mean?
Handcuffs...?
Cold feet...?
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Old July 28, 2008, 04:43 PM
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What does poner los huevos de corbata mean?
Handcuffs...?
Cold feet...?
It means pasar miedo. What does handcuffs and cold feet mean figuratively?
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Old July 28, 2008, 04:52 PM
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It means pasar miedo. What does handcuffs and cold feet mean figuratively?
to have or get cold feet means to become afraid or nervous about (doing) something.
Handcuffs are those pair of metal rings joined by a chain, for fastening round the wrist of a prisioner or suspect, used by the police for arrests
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David, you've come to Mexico.? and in what places you've been.?
I've been in Mexico many times, mostly Baja California and the Mexico City area.
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