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In EnglishModismoAs in...
To be in the right'He's in the right.'
To turn something overHe turns is over.
To retrace one's steps'We retraced our steps.'
To go ahead with'He goes ahead with his work.'
To take aside'He took him aside.'
Just now; for the present'I don't need any more just now.'
Throughout'Throughout the years he has become famous.'
Along'They were searching along the river.'
To make one's way'He made his way through the crowd.'
In the distance'In the distance, the plane could be seen.'
Without questionWithout question she is the prettiest.
To drive wild; to unhinge.'It dives me wild.'
Out of the way'He got her out of the way.'
To be understood'It is understood that we will get paid every two weeks.'
To be in a hurry'I'm in a hurry.'
To associate with each other'They don't associate with each other.'
From far away'They come from far away.'
To have on one...'I don't have any money on me.'
To notice'He did not notice that Adriana had left.'
To have dealings with'I have no dealings with the rich.'
To come out ahead; to win; to come out on top'He came out on top.'
In EnglishModismoAs in...
To not mince one's words, to be blunt and direct'He is very outspoken.'
In the long run'In the long run, it will be better to go slowly.'
To come out well'He came out well in (passed) his exam.'
To cost a lot'It cost me a lot.'
To have on; to be wearing'He has on an overcoat.'
To be about'The novel is about the indians.'
To have on the tip of one's tongue'I have it on the tip of my tongue.'
To turn out to be'He turned out to be a conservative.'
All over'They were seen all over.'
To be in effect'The law is in effect.'
Through'He was talking to us through a screen.'
To get one's own way'Each time he gets his own way.'
To walk around'He walks around the block.'
Nowhere; not... anywhere'It couldn't be found anywhere.'
To hold (control) one's tongue'Rather than argue, he held his tongue.'
At all cost; at any risk'I'll get it at all costs.'
In the middle of'He fell down in the middle of the street.'
To side with'He always used to side with my brother.'
To put into effect'They put several restrictions into effect.'
To toss and turn'I was tossing and turning in bad.'
To be right'She's not right.'
In EnglishModismoAs in...
To be in the same boat'Don't complain. We're all in the same boat.'
From now on'You'll listen to me from now on.'
To be up to date on'He's up to date on the situation.'
Step by step'He guided us through the jungle step by step.'
To make way'They made way and he went in.'
To agree to'They have agreed to meet in the square.'
To take for granted; to regard as settled'He took it for granted that they would go.'
To go for a walk'Let's go for a walk.'
To be a question (matter) of; to involve'It's a question of (It's a matter of, It involves) a misunderstanding.'
After a while'After a while he returned.'
Rightly so'He took it away from her, and rightly so.'
In great haste'She left the shop in great haste.'
Fast'He is always going very fast.'
Half...'He left the door half closed.'
To keep'She ended up keeping the car.'
To come out badly'He did not come out well on (pass) his exam.'
At every turn'Something new could be seen at every turn.'
To come out ahead; to win; to come out on top'I followed his advice and came out ahead.'
At last'At last he arrived.'

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