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affair British & World English

An event or sequence of events of a specified kind or that has previously been referred to

XYZ Affair British & World English

An incident in Franco-American relations in which a bribery attempt perpetrated by French agents in 1797 led the US to the brink of formal war with France

love affair British & World English

A romantic or sexual relationship between two people who are not married to each other

own affair British & World English

(In South Africa) a matter defined as being specific to a particular ethnic group, and controlled by that group through a chamber of the tricameral parliament

Irangate British & World English

A US political scandal of 1987 involving the covert sale by the US of arms to Iran. The proceeds of the arms sales were used by officials to give arms to the anti-communist Contras in Nicaragua, despite Congressional prohibition. Also called Iran-Contra affair or scandal

Iran-Contra affair in Irangate British & World English

A US political scandal of 1987 involving the covert sale by the US of arms to Iran. The proceeds of the arms sales were used by officials to give arms to the anti-communist Contras in Nicaragua, despite Congressional prohibition. Also called Iran-Contra affair or scandal

affair English Thesaurus

what my mum does in her spare time is her affair

affair English-Spanish

caso masculine, affaire masculine

love affair English Thesaurus

he had a love affair with a teacher

love affair English-Spanish

aventura feminine, romance masculine, amoríos

that's my/your affair! in affair English-Spanish

¡eso es asunto mío/tuyo!

they're having an affair in affair English-Spanish

tienen relaciones, tienen un lío

this is a family affair in family English-Spanish

este es un asunto de familia

she emerged unscathed from the wreck/affair in unscathed English-Spanish

salió ilesa del accidente/indemne del asunto

it was a very formal affair in affair English-Spanish

fue una ocasión muy ceremoniosa

their affair is an open secret in secret English-Spanish

su relación es un secreto a voces

the affair lay wrapped in mystery in wrap English-Spanish

el asunto estaba envuelto en misterio

the wedding was a small, family affair in affair English-Spanish

la boda se celebró en la intimidad

her dress was a very elaborate affair in affair English-Spanish

su vestido era un modelo super complicado

the whole affair was cloaked in secrecy in cloak English-Spanish

todo el asunto estuvo rodeado de un velo

he was involved in some messy affair in messy English-Spanish

estaba involucrado en un asunto turbio

a veil of secrecy surrounds the affair in veil English-Spanish

el asunto está envuelto en el mayor secreto

changing nationality is a complicated affair in affair English-Spanish

el cambio de nacionalidad es un asunto complicado

what I do in my own time is my affair in affair English-Spanish

lo que haga con mi tiempo libre es asunto mío

the affair has assumed a sinister character in assume English-Spanish

el asunto ha tomado un cariz siniestro

the affair blew up into a major scandal in blow English-Spanish

el caso terminó en un gran escándalo

the affair blew up into a major scandal in blow up English-Spanish

el caso terminó en un gran escándalo

is it such a crime to have an affair? in crime English-Spanish

¿es que es un crimen tener una aventura?

this affair could well straighten itself out in straighten English-Spanish

es muy probable que este asunto se arregle solo

this affair could well straighten itself out in straighten out English-Spanish

es muy probable que este asunto se arregle solo

the last outing was a very different affair in affair English-Spanish

la última excursión fue muy diferente

choosing a school is a hit-or-miss affair in hit-or-miss English-Spanish

la elección del colegio es una lotería

the government overplayed its hand in the affair in overplay English-Spanish

al gobierno se le fue la mano en el manejo del asunto


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