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Old August 08, 2009, 03:46 AM
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Arrow Salir con la cabeza caliente y los pies fríos

Salir con la cabeza caliente y los pies fríos significa que a pesar del esfuerzo no se saca nada, por mucho que se intente en una negociación, o intentando seducir a alguien etc...
ALguien sabe el equivalente en inglés?
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Well I don't think this is quite the equivalent as it doesn't express the effort as much as the Spanish expression but it's the only one that comes to mind at the moment.

' To leave empty-handed'.
' To be left empty-handed'.

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empty-handed - having acquired or gained nothing; "they returned from the negotiations empty-handed"
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/empty-handed
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And if we talk about a date in which we expect to have something else than talk. We say terminar con la cabeza caliente y ............. IN English?
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Hmmm ...Maybe to get a cold shower?
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perhaps (specifically on a date), it's like when "a hot-headed person
gets 'the cold shoulder'...".

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perhaps (specifically on a date), it's like when "a hot-headed person
gets 'the cold shoulder'...".

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I was thinking about that one too in fact.

I was just not entirely sure if it wasn't used more in general, for getting a brush off rather than to do with (hot) expectations being dampened or shreded in a romantic way etc. But yes, it makes sense in this context as well in fact.
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Being out with a tease.

All talk and no action.

Leaving you high and dry.

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