- to give sb/get short shrift they gave him short shrift when he suggested it lo echaron con cajas destempladas cuando lo sugirió she gave the advisers' recommendations short shrift desestimó or desechó de plano las recomendaciones de los asesores the idea got short shrift la idea fue desestimada or desechada de plano he got short shrift when he asked for extra help lo echaron con cajas destempladas cuando pidió ayuda adicional
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments.