- tocino (masculine) or (Spain/España) bacon (masculine) or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) panceta (feminine) to bring home the bacon [colloquial/familiar] (be breadwinner) ganar los garbanzos [colloquial/familiar], parar la olla (Southern Cone, Peru/Cono Sur, Perú) [colloquial/familiar] (achieve goal) obtener* resultados to save sb's bacon [colloquial/familiar] salvarle el pellejo a algn [colloquial/familiar]
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The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments.