Translation of fondo in English:

fondo

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  • 8 (en locuciones/in phrases) a fondo (locución adjetiva/adjectival phrase) [estudio/análisis/investigación] in-depth (delante del nombre/before noun) (locución adverbial/adverbial phrase) [prepararse/entrenar] thoroughly esto necesita una limpieza a fondo this needs a thorough clean una reforma a fondo de las instituciones a sweeping reform of the institutions estudiar a fondo un problema to study a problem in depth los próximos días deben ser aprovechados a fondo you/we must make full use of the next few days, you/we must use the next few days to the full de fondo [ruido/música] background (delante del nombre/before noun) [error/discrepancia] fundamental maquillaje en fondo [Militar/Military] abreast de cuatro en fondo four abreast en el fondo, en el fondo no es malo deep down he's not a bad person discutimos mucho, pero en el fondo nos llevamos bien we quarrel a lot but basically we get on all right o/or but we get on all right, really ¡fondo blanco! (América Latina/Latin America) [familiar/colloquial] bottoms up! [familiar/colloquial] tener buen fondo or no tener mal fondo to be a good person at heart, to have one's heart in the right place tocar fondo, en el mes de abril el precio tocó fondo in April the price bottomed out ya hemos tocado fondo y las cosas empiezan a ir mejor we seem to be past the worst now and things are beginning to go better su credibilidad ha tocado fondo his credibility has hit o/or reached rock bottom me voy a tener que volver porque ya estoy tocando fondo I'm going to have to go back because I'm down to my last few dollars ( o/or pesos etc)

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