adj (tidier, tidiest)
- 1 [room/cupboard] ordenado, prolijo (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) ; [garden/lawn] bien cuidado; [hair] arreglado, cuidado; [person] ordenado, prolijo (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) ; (in appearance) arreglado, pulcro she has a tidy mind es muy metódicaMore example sentences
- If you wore slacks you were almost certainly a member of the golf club, you were neat and tidy and smart, you were destined for a middling job, an early marriage and early middle age.
- Yet this girl, with a meticulously tidy mother and accountant father, was a walking bomb site who couldn't add up.
- After the third knock a charming and tidy gentleman appeared at the front door.
- 2 (considerable) [colloquial/familiar] (before noun/delante del nombre) [sum/profit] bonito [colloquial/familiar], considerableMore example sentences
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- You could join the thieves guild and make quite a tidy bit of money.
- He put a tidy amount on at 40-1 and picked up a four-figure sum.
- We deferred almost all our household spending for six months and thus earned a tidy amount of extra interest.
- The former Biggar player's tidy performance encapsulated the discipline and focus of a side which had a well-constructed gameplan and which stuck to it as well as they have all year.
In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.
tidy awayverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
tidy outverb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
- [room/cupboard] (vaciar* y) ordenar
- verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (make neat) [room/desk] ordenar, arreglar; [toys] ordenar, recoger* I asked the hairdresser to tidy my hair up le pedí al peluquero que me recortara las puntas to tidy oneself up arreglarse 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio ordenar
- 1 1.1 (on chair) (American English/inglés norteamericano) antimacasar (masculine) 1.2 (container) (British English/inglés británico) desk/kitchen tidy organizador (masculine) para el escritorio/la cocina
- 2 (act) (no plural/sin plural) the room needs a tidy hay que arreglar or ordenar la habitaciónMore example sentences
- Several tons of rubbish were cleaned from houses during the tidy-up.
- Rain stopped play on the garage painting project late in the afternoon, so Graham shifted his attention to the inside, doing a major tidy-up on the garage and on his workshop at the back end.
- Many parents of teenagers know all about bedrooms needing a good tidy-up, but how many would require a full-scale archaeological dig?