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poca

  
      sm   ,   (LAm)   pócar      sm     (Méx)   poker
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pócar, pocha, polca, paco

Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
nf.
lean years
exp.
the lean years
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to have a grand time of it
(MODISMOS)
nf.
prosperous years
nf.
prosperous years
nf.
mad cow disease
nm.
mad cow disease
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"época de las vacas flacas": examples and translations in context
Y ahora es la hora de las vacas flacas, así que, sed hombres. And now it's time to pay the piper, so someone be a man.
Esta es la época de las vacas flacas y se aproxima esa parte del año en que la población suele disponer de pocas reservas de alimentos. In a mountain village school 180 km from Maseru, teacher Khali Khali explains how HIV has hit the community: Around half of the 243 schoolchildren are orphans.
Pero hemos logrado que lleguen a esta situación aprobando un reglamento tras otro cuando todo iba bien, sin tener en cuenta la posible llegada de las vacas flacas. But we have actually managed to compound them in this place by passing regulation after regulation after regulation in the good times, not looking forward to when times might be slightly leaner.
Durante la más reciente "época de las vacas flacas", que es el período inmediatamente previo a la temporada de cosechas, cuando las reservas de granos ya están muy bajas, la familia de Kilima se endeudó para poder comprar alimentos. On the day of the delivery, a large truck loaded with the supplies navigated the long and deeply-rutted dirt road through the hills, as volunteers cleaned the grounds and prepared the site for tents.
Estaba guardándolo para las vacas flacas. I was saving it for a rainy day.
Siempre deberías ahorrar dinero para cuando vengan las vacas flacas. You should always save money for a rainy day.
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