- 1 1.1 (metal) lead soldado de plomo tin soldier 1.2 [argot/slang] (balas) lead [slang/argot] le llenaron el cuerpo de plomo they filled him with lead [slang/argot] ser más pesado que el plomo [familiar/colloquial], (ser latoso) to be a real pain in the neck [colloquial/familiar] (ser aburrido) to be deadly boring [colloquial/familiar], to be a real bore [colloquial/familiar], to be lethally boring o lethal (AmE) [colloquial/familiar]
- 2 [familiar/colloquial] (persona, cosa pesada) este libro/profesor es un plomo this book/teacher is deadly boring [colloquial/familiar], this book/teacher is lethal (AmE) [colloquial/familiar], , this book/teacher is deadly (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] ¡qué plomo! what a drag o pain! [colloquial/familiar], what a bummer! [slang/argot]
- 3 3.1 (plomada) plumb line tiene que estar a plomo it has to be plumb o exactly vertical caer a plomo [tela/cortina] to hang straight el sol caía a plomo sobre la ciudad the sun was overhead beating down on the city 3.2 (para cortinas) weight 3.3 (en pesca) weight
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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.