un clavo saca otro clavo translation English | Spanish-English dictionary

un clavo saca otro clavo adv. adj.
a hair of the dog that bit you

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
a new worry helps to take the pain away {o} take your mind off the old one
(REFRANES)
exp.
the dress got caught on a nail
exp.
it's a real pain {o} bind having to get up so early
exp.
to squeeze in
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to make matters worse
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to hit the nail on the head
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to slip sth in
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to be patently obvious
(MODISMOS)
exp.
do you think this nail will hold?
exp.
they've sold you a dud!
exp.
to be on sale
[Bus.]
exp.
to be of marriageable age
exp.
stick your tongue out
exp.
he stabbed himself with his sword
exp.
the throw-in is taken by Kiko
exp.
Kiko takes the free kick
exp.
he always gets good marks
exp.
I'm none the wiser
exp.
stand up straight and stick your chest out
exp.
please put {o} take the rubbish out
exp.
this camera takes good photos
exp.
he is 10cm taller than his brother
exp.
he's always going on about how successful he is
exp.
another day
exp.
some other day
adv.
the following day
Collins

clavo  

      sm  
1    [+de carpintero]   nail  
[+de adorno]  
stud  
MODISMOS agarrarse a un clavo ardiendo        
estoy tan desesperado que me agarraría a un clavo ardiendo      I'm so desperate I'd do anything o I'm capable of anything  
los estudiantes se agarran a esta ley como a un clavo ardiendo      the students are pinning their hopes on this law as their last hope  
MODISMOS como un clavo        
llegó a las dos en punto, como un clavo      she arrived at two o'clock on the dot  
a las doce, como un clavo, llamaba a la puerta      at twelve o'clock, as regular as clockwork, he would call at the door  
MODISMOS dar en el clavo      to hit the nail on the head  
MODISMOS dar una en el clavo y ciento en la herradura      to be more often wrong than right  
MODISMOS entrar de clavo      to squeeze in  
MODISMOS ¡por los clavos de Cristo!      for heaven's sake!  
MODISMOS remachar el clavo      (=empeorar)   to make matters worse  
MODISMOS meter algo de clavo      to slip sth in  
MODISMOS ser una verdad de clavo pasado      to be patently obvious  
REFRANES un clavo saca a otro clavo :   a new worry helps to take the pain away o take your mind off the old one  
  clavo romano   brass-headed nail  
  clavo sin cabeza   panel pin
2    [+de botas de fútbol]   stud  
[+de zapatillas de correr]  
spike
3    [+de montañismo]   piton
4      (Bot)        clavo de olor    clove
5    (=callo)   corn
6      (Med)   (=pieza metálica)   (metal) pin, (metal) rod
7      (CAm, Méx, Min)   rich vein of ore   rich vein of ore  
8      (Andes, Cono Sur)   (=cosa desagradable)  
es un clavo tener que levantarse temprano      it's a real pain o bind having to get up so early  
¡vaya clavo que te han vendido!      they've sold you a dud! *     
9      (CAm, Méx)   (=problema)   problem, snag
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  

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