- a fried/boiled eggun huevo frito/pasado por aguaun huevo estrellado/pasado por agua (Mexico)scrambled eggshuevos pericos (Colombia)poached eggshuevos escalfadoshuevos pochés (Río de la Plata)egg donordonante (feminine) de óvulosa bad egg (lit)un huevo podrido(dishonest person) [colloquial] [dated]a good egg [colloquial] [dated]
una mala personaun tipo bien [colloquial]he's a good egges un tipo bien [colloquial]as sure as eggs is or are eggs (British) to have egg on one's facequedar malto lay an egg (hen/insect)poner un huevo(make blunder) [colloquial] [dated]to put all one's eggs in one basket
meter la pata [colloquial]Example sentences
- When most birds incubate eggs, the females often produce high levels of prolactin, a hormone involved in parental behavior.
- Females lay eggs in other birds' nests and leave the rearing to other species.
- Embryos in the eggs do not begin to develop until their mother warms them through incubation.
- More than three million Brits have tried or are on the controversial diet, which substitutes bread, pasta and potatoes for foods like meat, eggs and cheese.
- Margaret kept John in order with a healthy diet, eggs from their own chickens, homemade brown bread, jam, and yoghurt.
- People exist on sausage, bread, eggs, maybe some chicken, things like that.
- Scientists said yesterday that they had grown an unlimited supply of eggs from embryonic stem cells taken from both male and female embryos.
- The cells of the fertilised eggs multiply, growing into embryos in an incubator adjusted to the temperature and carbon dioxide levels of the woman's body.
- Early experiments on mice have already indicated the possibility of turning stem cells into eggs or sperm which could then be used to help infertile couples.
- It's a shame that one bad egg can ruin it for everyone.
- Dealing with a really bad egg, Wilson said, gobbles up time.
- So even though he shows Ray as a heroin addict, philanderer and at times, generally bad egg, he can't quite bring himself to condemn the man for his actions.
- to egg somebody on to +
- The man looked sick, but people around him were egging him on, encouraging him.
- He rings up bosses where there is a dispute and either eggs them on, or urges them to continue the dispute.
- Her sister Vanessa egged her on to drive a hard bargain and advised her to withhold the story unless ‘money is paid beforehand’.
incitar a alguien
a + infinitive
azuzar a alguien
para que + subjunctive
azuzar a alguien
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