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Old December 20, 2009, 10:53 PM
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Don't break the bank

¿Cómo diría "don't break the bank" en español? No estoy seguro si estará bien "hacer saltar la banca" porque no tiene nada que ver con juegos de azar.

En inglés quiere decir que uno gasta todo el dinero que uno tiene.

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(intransitive),(idiomatic) To exhaust one's financial resources.
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Old December 21, 2009, 01:08 AM
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break + the bank = hacer saltar la banca, arruinarse, costar un dineral, costar muchísimo dinero

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Though I understand that "hacer saltar la banca" is related to games of chance.

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¡No te lleves a la bancarrota!
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Old December 21, 2009, 05:15 AM
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Talking about people, I'd prefer "arruinarse". I think that "bancarrota" is used for companies.
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Old December 21, 2009, 05:25 AM
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ok. Gracias a los dos
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Old December 21, 2009, 05:27 AM
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In Mexico, we would say "no te lo gastes todo" ("lo" refers to "el dinero"--the money)
or "no te gastes todo el dinero".
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The same here . But when somebody "se arruina" he can lose not only the money, but also possessions (a house, a car, etc.)
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In the end, "el dinero" is also what properties are worth.


One can also say "no te quedes sin nada". That would be more general too.
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