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Expresiones y frases - Verbo 'To be'
Idioms - Verb 'To be'
|to be going begging||que nadie reclama|
|to be knee-high to a grasshopper||ser un renacuajo|
|to be of service to someone||ser de utilidad a alguien|
|to be on someone's tail||pisarle los talones a alguien|
|to be on the carpet||tener que aguantarse una bronca|
- Do you want this scarf? It's been going begging for months here.
- You can't get on the rollercoaster! You're knee-high to a grasshopper!
- If I can be of service to you, sir, please, let me know.
- I got so scared, I was driving and I felt there was someone on my tail.
- It was so unfair! I was on the carpet because someone else made a mistake!
|to be one brick short of a full load||faltarle algunos caramelos en el frasco|
|to be quick on the uptake||agarrar las cosas al vuelo|
|to be slow on the uptake||ser algo torpe, lento|
|to be someone's undoing||ser la ruina de alguien|
|to be to the fore||ir delante|
- Ed's not a bad man, he's just one brick short of a full load.
- You don't have to explain things twice to Sam, He's quick on the uptake.
- Pat's a bit slow on the uptake, isn't she? I asked her what she wanted and she said 'Fine'.
- Oh! Designer clothes will be my undoing! I can't live without them!
- Doctor Peters has always been to the fore in the international scientific community.