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Old September 12, 2009, 02:07 AM
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Arrow Quedarse con los brazos cruzados sin hacer nada

In English?
Meaning : To remain passive before some injustice
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DO you have an expression with folded arms ?
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To look the other way.
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nothing with arms then. OK
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To stand with one's arms crossed/folded is a very common expression in English, but it means to not do anything.

While we toiled away in the kitchen, he stood there with his arms crossed (and didn't lift a finger).

cruzarse de brazos = not to do anything (not to lift a finger)

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To remain passive to what´s going on around the world?????????????
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