EXPRESSIONS

  • Never look a gift horse in the mouth: “a caballo regalado no le mires el diente"

  • To be there with the bells on (AmE) : to do something eagerly

  • The more, the merrier: an occasion will be more enjoyable with lots of people there

  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away

  • To be tangled up in something: to be involved in something

  • To keep oneself to oneself: not to share your feelings, emotions, interests, ideas...

  • To be there through thick and thin: to be there for somebody when there is a bad and a good situation

  • However alien it may seem: "por muy raro que parezca"

  • To get to grips with: to begin to understand or deal with (something, such as a problem) in a direct or effective way

  • To find the truth unpalatable: the reality, the fact is unpleasant and we don't like to know it.

  • As quick as a flash: very very quickly

  • "Better the devil you know...": it is better to have something bad but you already know, than something new that may be even worse

  • To bite your tongue: to make an effort not to say something

  • To be sick/green with envy: to be very unhappy because someone has something that you want

  • To rely on someone as the breadwinner: breadwinner is the person who brings the income to a family house. So, it means that the family trust in that person to do so.

  • To do something behind's somebody's back: to do something without that person knowing

  • Pull the other one!: ¡Anda ya!

  • There is a lot to be said for...: to indicate that something has advantages which deserve to be considered when someone is thinking about what to do

  • The lion's share: the big part

  • Cheer up!: ¡Animate! 

  • Keep your hair on!: Calm down, relax

  • Love is blind: el amor es ciego

  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: la belleza está en el ojo de quien mira

  • To wear your heart on your sleeve: show your feelings openly

  • To live on a labourer's wage: A living wage is defined as the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet their basic needs. ... 

  • To get something out of the way: to finish doing something, especially something difficult or unpleasant

  • To weight something up: to think carefully about the advantages or disadvantages of a situation before making a decision

  • To get rid of: to remove something that you do not want any longer:

  • To live it up: spend one's time in an extremely enjoyable way, typically by being extravagant or engaging in an exciting social life.

  • To be long in the tooth: (quite rude) to be old (a person)