Hemos reunido aquí una lista de las expresiones idiomáticas más comunes en que se utilizan dos palabras unidas por "and".
- alive and kicking = in good health and active. I got a letter from Ronald, he's alive and kicking, working for an insurance company.
- born and bred = born and educated. Helen was born and bred in London, that's why she always carries an umbrella.
- bright and early = very early in the morning. We have to leave bright and early if we want to arrive there by 10.
- cut and dried = final, decided (plans). Our plan is cut and dried: first we are going to the cinema, and then to the restaurant.
- fair and square = in a fair way. We will pay for our part, let's make it fair and square.
- high and dry = without any help. She was left high and dry, but
she managed to get on with her life.
- home and dry = sure of success. If you study a lot, you will be home and dry for the final exam.
- on and on = without stopping. I've been cleaning the house all morning, and I still have to go on and on to finish.
- rough and ready = not exact. I don't understand much about grammar but I can give you a rough and ready explanation.
- round and round = in circles. I started to feel sick, everything was going round and round in my head.
- safe and sound = unharmed. After being away for five months, we arrived home safe and sound.
- short and sweet = without unnecesary details. A long letter of complaint would be annoying, so when you write it, try to make it short and sweet.
- sick and tired = completely annoyed or tired of something/someone. I'm sick and tired of hearing about your trip to Russia.
- wine and dine = have a meal with wine at a restaurant. For our anniversary I think we could wine and dine at that new restaurant that opened last week.
We thank Fania Reyes (from Monterrey, Mexico) for her suggestion.
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