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Expresiones y frases - Palabra clave 'In'
Idioms - Key word 'In'
|in a good/bad mood||de buen/mal humor|
|in a bad way||en mala forma|
|in a bit||en un momento|
|in a dither||muy nervioso|
|in a fix/jam||en un aprieto|
|in a fog||confundido|
- If you want to ask the boss for a raise, go now! He's in a good mood.
- Mark didn't mean you were fat, he just said it in a bad way.
- Please, take a seat. Doctor Jones will see you in a bit.
- What's the matter with Kate? Is she ok? She looks in a dither.
- Nick crashed with his dad's car and now he's in a jam.
- When I woke up after the surgery, I was in a fog due to the anesthesia.
|in a jiffy||en un santiamén|
|in a lather||histérico/a|
|in a long time||en mucho tiempo|
|in a manner of speaking||por así decirlo|
|in a nutshell||en resumidas cuentas|
|in a rut||en la rutina|
- Give me the shirt and I'll sew the button in a jiffy.
- Sam was in a lather today when Joe told him he had lost his digital camera.
- How's Danny? I haven't seen him in a long time.
- Lisa, my mom's best friend, is like a second mother to me, in a manner of speaking.
- Tell me what happened between Rob and Eve in a nutshell, I don't have much time.
- I'd like to find a new job. In this one I feel stuck in a rut.
|in a sense/way||en cierto modo|
|in a stew||sudar la gota gorda|
|in a tight corner/spot||en aprietos|
|in a while||en un rato|
|in abeyance||en suspenso|
- Being unemployed helped me spend more time with my children, in a way.
- They almost didn't let me board the plane because I was 5 minutes late. I was in a stew!
- Oscar borrowed money from some crook and he can't pay him now. He's in a tight spot.
- I'm going for a walk in the park. I'll be back in a while.
- With the coming of the DVD the video tape was soon in abeyance.
- In addition to the economic crisis, the country suffered different natural disasters.
|in advance||de antemano|
|in agreement||en acuerdo|
|in all probability||sin duda|
|in good/bad faith||de buena/mala fe|
|in good/bad shape||en buenas/malas condiciones|
|in black and white||por escrito|
- We have to pay 500 dollars in advance for the trip to Spain.
- After the meeting we were all in agreement about the budget for next month.
- The Rolling Stones are, in all probability, the most famous rock'n'roll band in the world.
- Mr. Williams offered to help us in good faith.
- I haven't been to the gym for ages, I'm in bad shape.
- All right, then, tomorrow you'll have the contract in black and white in order to sign it.
|in brief||en breve|
|in broad daylight||a plena luz del día|
|in bulk||al por mayor|
|in case||por si acaso|
|in charge||a cargo, responsable|
|in check||bajo control|
- You go ahead and start without me, I'll join you in brief.
- Can you believe it? I was mugged in the street in broad daylight!
- I'm sorry, we only sell our products in bulk.
- In case you need any help, call me and I'll be there.
- Nelly is away and she left me in charge of the house, can I help you?
- The classroom was a mess when the teacher was away, but when she came back everything was in check.
|in circulation||en circulación|
|in clover||a lo grande|
|in cold blood||a sangre fría|
|in deep trouble||en serios problemas|
|in default of||a falta de|
|in dire straits||en serios aprietos|
- These coins are no longer in circulation.
- When I have my own company I'm going to have money and live in clover.
- The prisoners were brutally tortured and murdered in cold blood.
- Manny was caught shoplifting and he's now in deep trouble.
- Both of you will have to work extra hours in default of three of your co-workers.
- The whole region is in dire straits because of the war and the economic crisis.
|in drag||vestido de mujer|
|in dribs and drabs||poco a poco|
|in due course||a su debido tiempo|
|in earnest||de veras|
|in effect||en efecto|
|in escrow||en depósito|
|in fashion||de moda|
- There were many guys in drag at Stacey's costume party.
- The students came back to the classroom in dribs and drabs after the break.
- The article will be published in due course.
- I spoke to Sarah in earnest and I told her what I thought.
- In effect, her baby was born two weeks before mine.
- These long skirts are no longer in fashion.
|in full||en su totalidad|
|in full swing||en pleno apogeo|
|in good conditions||en buenas condiciones|
|in good hands||en buenas manos|
|in good spirits||de buen ánimo|
- The new law will be in force by next year.
- I need the transcription of the President's speech in full.
- Flower power was in full swing during the sixties.
- I'll lend you my car, but give it back to me in good conditions.
- Doctor O'Neal is the best surgeon in the country, your wife is in good hands.
- Fred is in good spirits today. He passed his exam.
|in good time||a su debido tiempo|
|in half||por la mitad|
|in heat||en celo|
|in heaven's name||en el nombre del cielo|
|in high dudgeon||hecho/a una furia|
|in hot water||en un lío|
- All in good time, my friend. You have to be patient and wait.
- Cut the oranges in half and squeeze them to get the juice.
- The dog is in heat and we want her to have puppies.
- What, in heaven's name, are you doing with that sword?!!!
- Richard argued with Beth and he left the house in high dudgeon.
- The Mayor was caught bribing a business man and he's now in hot water.
|in keeping with||de acuerdo con|
|in league with||confabulado/a con|
|in mint condition||en perfecto estado|
|in no time||en muy poco tiempo|
|in no uncertain terms||claramente|
- You'll find a life vest under each seat, in keeping with international safety laws.
- That Marcy is in league with Paula to make me look like a mad woman!
- I'm not in love with George! Who told you that?
- The house is over a hundred years old but it's still in mint condition.
- We had such a nice time that the days were gone in no time.
- Stan said in no uncertain terms that he was never coming back.
|in one ear and out the other||entrar por un oído y salir por el otro|
|in one fell swoop||de un solo golpe|
|in one's blood||en la sangre|
|in one's good/bad books||caerle bien/mal a alguien|
|in one's mind's eye||en la imaginación|
|in one's own right||por derecho propio|
- He never pays attention to what I say. It goes in one ear and out the other.
- Do you seriously believe it's possible to stop illegal immigration in one fell swoop?
- Pat's father was a pianist and her mother was a singer, music is in her blood.
- Liz has been in my bad books ever since she told me I looked like a mummy.
- I'm trying to imagine how things could be in my mind's eye.
- Al worked hard to get that job, he earned it in his own right.
|in one's own world||en su propio mundo|
|in one's right mind||en su sano juicio|
|in order to||a fin de|
|in other words||en otras palabras|
|in passing||al pasar|
- Jane seems to be in her own world, she never talks to anyone.
- Kate told you that? Dear God! She's not in her right mind!
- You must pass all the exams in order to get your degree.
- They said they were going to let me go. In other words, I'm fired.
- I heard Greg and Pete in passing talking about a trip to Africa.
- The sound and the image of the video must be in phase.
|in plain English||hablando sin rodeos|
|in plain view||a la vista de todos|
|in play||en juego|
|in point of fact||de hecho|
|in progress||en desarrollo|
- Doctor, I don't understand all this technical language. Say it in plain English.
- The woman was mugged in the park in plain view!
- Are you sure touching the ball with your elbow is in play?
- In point of fact, Helen and Mark aren't really married.
- A new edition of Shakespeare's Sonnets will be in print next week.
- The building isn't finished yet. It's still in progress.
|in reach||en el alcance|
|in regard to||en cuanto a|
|in return||a cambio|
|in search of||en busca de|
|in season||en temporada|
- I like having everything in reach when I'm cooking.
- I am writing in regard to Mr. Peter's complaints.
- Everything seems clearer now in retrospect.
- When I helped you, I didn't expect anything in return.
- The story is about a man who is in search of his lost family.
- Salmon is not in season, that's why it's so expensive right now.
|in seventh heaven||en el séptimo cielo|
|in short order||en poco tiempo|
|in short supply||escasear|
|in sick bay||sn la enfermería|
|in someone's shoes||en los zapatos de alguien|
|in stitches||morirse de risa|
- We were in seventh heaven when we found out about the pregnancy!
- The product was so successful that we run out of stock in short order.
- They say that water will be in short supply in a few years' time.
- The kids had a small accident at school and they are in sick bay.
- Ann lost 500 dollars at work yesterday. I wouldn't like to be in her shoes!
- Frank's performance was so funny! He had us all in stitches!
|in store||de reserva|
|in the altogether||en cueros|
|in the back of one's mind||en un rincón de la mente|
|in the black||en números negros|
|in the buff||en paños menores|
|in the clear||inocente|
- Who knows what the future has in store for me?
- My grandma was shocked when she saw a group of people in the altogether on TV.
- I've had this idea in the back of my mind for quite a while.
- Yes, I've got enough money. My bank account is in the black.
- When I was young, there were no people in the buff in the movies!
- The police interrogated Freddy but he came out in the clear.
|in the clink||en la cárcel|
|in the cold light of day||con la cabeza en frío|
|in the doghouse||en desgracia|
|in the doldrums||deprimido/a|
|in the driver's seat||llevar las riendas|
|in the eye/face||a los ojos/la cara|
- My neighbor killed a man and now he's in the clink!
- I was mad, now in the cold light of day, I think I overreacted a bit...
- The teacher caught Joe cheating on the test and now he's in the doghouse.
- Jerry's been in the doldrums ever since his wife died.
- I'm tired of being told what to do! I want to be in the driver's seat!
- Just look at me in the face and tell me you didn't do it.
|in the family way||embarazada|
|in the flesh||en persona|
|in the hole||en deuda|
|in the know||enterado/a|
|in the lap of luxury||como un duque|
|in the limelight||en el candelero|
- Pam didn't expect to be in the family way until after the wedding!
- Can you believe we are going to meet Ricky Martin in the flesh?
- I've already paid Mary back but she says I'm still two hundred dollars in the hole!
- The whole thing was a secret. Only Kate was in the know.
- Bess says she's going to marry a millionaire and live in the lap of luxury.
- You say you want to be famous but it's hard to live in the limelight.
|in the long haul/run||a la larga|
|in the main||en general|
|in the meantime||mientras tanto|
|in the money||forrado en dinero|
|in the mood||de humor, con ganas|
|in the nick of time||justo a tiempo|
- We must solve the problem now or we'll have worse problems in the long run.
- In the main, I spend the summer in the south of Spain.
- I've already sent the letter. In the meantime, all I can do is wait.
- Bob hasn't been in the money since long. A rich aunt of his died and left him all she had.
- We invited Ann to come along with us but she wasn't in the mood.
- The movie was about to begin but we got there in the nick of time.
|in the picture||al corriente|
|in the pink||rebosar de salud|
|in the pipeline||en trámites|
|in the public eye||en la mira|
|in the red||con la cuenta en rojo|
|in the right||tener la razón|
- I'll be in Paris for the next two nonths, so please keep me in the picture.
- I've always been in the pink. Not even a slight cold in my life!
- We're going to buy a bigger house, but everything's still in the pipeline.
- Politicians have to be careful with what they say. They're constantly in the public eye.
- I don't know what to do! I have bills to pay and my bank account is in the red!
- No! I won't shut up when I'm in the right!
|in the same boat||en la misma situación|
|in the same breath||a continuación|
|in the same league||a la altura|
|in the soup||con el agua hasta el cuello|
|in the throes||de lleno|
|in the twinkling/wink of an eye||En un abrir y cerrar de ojos|
- Of course I understand what you're going through. We're in the same boat.
- Rob says he hates this city but in the same breath he says he couldn't live anywhere else.
- My cell phone is not in the same league as the new ones. It doesn't even have a camera!
- I must finish this report by Monday or I'll be in the soup!
- If we don't reach an agreement we'll be in the throes of a civil war!
- I'll heat this meat in the microwave and it'll be ready in the twinkling of an eye.
|in the wrong||equivocado|
|in this day and age||hoy en día|
|in touch||en contacto|
|in tow||a cuestas|
|in your prime||en la flor de la vida|
- They'll never change their attitude because they don't think they're in the wrong.
- It's so apalling that there should be slaves in this day and age!
- Promise me we'll be in touch when you go away.
- I can't just quit my job! I have my family in tow.
- At the age of 55, Billy is still in his prime.