- 1.1 (unidad de peso) kilogram, kilo 1.2 [familiar/colloquial] (gran cantidad) tengo kilos de or un kilo de cosas que hacer I have loads of o/or a whole load of things to do [familiar/colloquial] estar un kilo (Río de la Plata/River Plate area) [familiar/colloquial] to be great [familiar/colloquial] sudar un kilo (España/Spain) [familiar/colloquial] to sweat blood, to work one's butt off (inglés norteamericano/American English) [familiar/colloquial], , to slog one's guts out (inglés británico/British English) [familiar/colloquial] 1.3 (España/Spain) [argot/slang], (de pesetas) million me costó un kilo/dos kilos I paid a million/two million (euros) for it
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