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Old August 08, 2009, 03:50 AM
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Arrow Quedarse compuesta y sin novio

significa no lograr un objetivo. IN ENGLISH???
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Ik looked up compuesta in the dictionary and it said ' dressed up' ?
So I guess this would be to be left dressed up without a fiancé?

w.r.t. the translation you offered:
' To fail to reach your goal'
' To fall short (of reaching your goal)'

w.r.t. the bride being left at the altar - in fact these are used in general not just in this situation in the meaning of being abandoned or let down:
' To be stood up'
' To be left high and dry'.
' To be let down'
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I guess you´re right. Thank you.
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You' re welcome..! I guess..
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