un clavo saca otro clavo translation | 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
a new worry helps to take the pain away {o} take your mind off the old one
the dress got caught on a nail
it's a real pain {o} bind having to get up so early
to squeeze in
to make matters worse
to hit the nail on the head
to slip sth in
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1    [+de carpintero]   nail  
[+de adorno]  
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]  
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  
"un clavo saca otro clavo": examples and translations in context
Siempre dices que "un clavo saca otro clavo". I mean, you're the one who's always saying it takes one to catch one.
Un fuego extingue otro fuego... ...un clavo saca otro clavo. One fire drives out one fire... ...one nail, one nail.
Dicen que un clavo saca a otro clavo. Well, they say nothing gets you over the last one like the next one.
Y a veces soy el clavo que saca otro clavo. And at times I am the nail That removes another nail.
Y a veces soy el clavo que saca otro clavo. And sometimes I'm the rebound guy.
- Si no saca otro nueve, lo tenemos. Unless he gets another nine, we've got him.
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