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Rube Goldberg

Saltos de línea: Rube Gold|berg
Pronunciación: /ˌruːb ˈɡəʊl(d)bəːɡ
 
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Definición de Rube Goldberg en inglés:

adjetivo

North American
Ingeniously or unnecessarily complicated in design or construction: a Rube Goldberg machine
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Inside his head, there once was a Rube Goldberg contraption designed to help him play golf.
  • Harnessing the energy of some Rube Goldberg perpetual-motion machine, prancing on those fine filly legs like the winner of the strumpet's marathon, Bette uses her body as an inexhaustible source of sight gags.
  • She's not a Rube Goldberg machine, but a perpetual-motion one.

Origen

1950s: from the name of Reuben Goldberg (1883–1970), an American cartoonist whose illustrations often depicted devices with such a complicated design.

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