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Rube Goldberg
Pronunciation: /ˌruːb ˈɡəʊl(d)bəːɡ/

Translation of Rube Goldberg in Spanish:

adjective

  • (American English) (before noun)
    complicado y estrambótico
    Example sentences
    • 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.

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