Translation of palma in English:
nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 1 (de la mano) palm la gitana le leyó la palma (de la mano) the gypsy read his palm conocer algo como la palma de la mano to know sth like the back of one's hand conozco la zona como la palma de la mano I know the area like the back of my hand te conozco como la palma de la mano I can read you like a book untarle la palma a algn to grease sb's palm
- 2 2.1 [Botánica/Botany] (planta) palm; (hoja) palm leaf 2.2 (gloria, triunfo) distinction todos realizaron una gran labor pero él se llevó la palma they all did tremendous work but he was truly outstanding aquí nadie trabaja mucho, pero tú te llevas la palma [irónico] no one does very much work around here but you get the prize for laziness o you really take the cake o (inglés británico/British English) the biscuit! [familiar/colloquial]
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