Hemos reunido aquí una lista de las expresiones idiomáticas más comunes en que se utilizan dos palabras unidas por "and".
- by and large = in general.
I guess the team played quite well, by and large.
- chapter and verse = with a lot of details.
The teacher gave them chapter and verse about where to find the information.
- far and wide = everywhere.
She tried far and wide to find the keys but she couldn't. She had to take a taxi instead.
- first and foremost = most important.
First and foremost, I would like to thank you all for this welcome.
- forgive and forget = forget enmity.
Let's be friends again, I'm sorry for what I've done, but you have to forgive and forget.
- free and easy = relaxed, friendly.
She knew that life wouldn't be so free and easy at work.
- hit and miss = random.
I don't know how to operate this machine, it's just a question of hit and miss for me!
- live and learn = become wiser.
You trusted her and she deceived you. You live and learn, so don't get fooled again.
- in and out = entering and leaving a place.
The boss has been in and out all day, to see if the employees were working.
- loud and clear = very clearly.
Even though he was 400km away, I could hear him loud and clear on the telephone line.
- now and again = occasionally.
They like to go to a concert now and again.
- on and off = not all the time, at irregular intervals.
It's been raining on and off all day, I hate this kind of weather.
- over and out = message used to end a radio communication.
Understood. Over and out.
- sink or swim = be successful or fail.
This a very difficult job, you have to be careful. It's really sink or swim.
- up and about = in good health.
After the accident, he recovered very well, he's now up and about.
- wait and see = wait patiently.
We don't know if this government will be able to put his plans into practice. We have to wait and see.
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