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dog in the manger


  • don't be a dog in the manger
    no seas como el perro del hortelano (que ni come ni deja comer)
    (before noun) dog-in-the-manger attitude/approach
    actitud (feminine) /enfoque (masculine) del perro del hortelano

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    Pronunciation: fɔːˈtɪsɪməʊ
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly
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    A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.