- he's a stickler for discipline/good mannershe's a stickler for detailinsiste mucho en la disciplina/los buenos modalesto be a stickler for grammarrepara mucho en los detalleses muy detallistaser un purista en materia de gramáticaExample sentences
- Fluent in five languages, highly informed and a stickler for precise dates and details, she is equally at ease mothering me with biscuits, stuffing plant cuttings into my hands or scolding me for my dismal grasp of the Czech language.
- He told a story involving a commanding officer who was a stickler for precision, and whose great aim was to see the trombone players of the band with their elbows at the same angle.
- He was also, however, a stickler for truth and accuracy, and this might have led to his death.
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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.