nombre femenino/feminine noun(con artículo masculino en el singular/with masculine article in the singular)
- ember arrimar el ascua a su sardina [familiar/colloquial] to work things to one's own advantage estar en or sobre ascuas [familiar/colloquial] to be on tenterhooks, be on pins and needles (inglés norteamericano/American English) tener a algn en ascuas [familiar/colloquial] to keep sb on tenterhooks o/or in suspense
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Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.