Translation of ascua in English:
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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