- lime ahogar or apagar la cal to slake lime a la cal (CS) , una pared pintada a la cal a whitewashed wall cerrar algo a cal y canto to close sth firmly o tight de cal y canto (de piedra) stone (before n) (sólido) firm, strong [convicción] firm una de cal y otra de arena (Esp) something nice followed by something less pleasant tienes que aceptar que aquí te dan una de cal y otra de arena you have to learn to take the rough with the smooth here
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
peronismo is a political movement, known officially as justicialismo, named for the populist politician Colonel Juan Domingo Perón, elected President of Argentina in 1946. An admirer of Italian fascism, Perón claimed always to be a champion of the workers and the poor, the descamisados (shirtless ones), to whom his first wife Eva Duarte (`Evita') became a kind of icon, especially after her death in 1952. Although he instituted some social reforms, Perón's regime proved increasingly repressive and he was ousted by the army in 1955. He returned from exile to become president in 1973, but died in office a year later. The Partido Justicialista has governed Argentina almost continuously since 1989, under Presidents Carlos Menem, Néstor Kirchner, and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Néstor Kirchner's widow, who was re-elected President in 2011.