- 1 [Indum] sleeve un vestido sin mangas a sleeveless dress camisas de manga corta/larga short-sleeved/long-sleeved shirts manga tres cuartos three-quarter (length) sleeve en mangas de camisa in shirtsleeves estar manga por hombro [familiar/colloquial] [casa] to be upside-down o topsy-turvy o in a mess [colloquial/familiar] un país donde todo anda manga por hombro a country where everything is in a state of chaos sacarse algo de la manga, esa definición se la ha sacado de la manga he's just made that definition up (off the top of his head) se sacó una buena respuesta de la manga she came up with a good answer off the top of her head ser más corto que las mangas de un chaleco [familiar/colloquial], (burro) to be really dumb [colloquial/familiar], to be as thick as two short planks (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] (tímido) to be very shy tener (la) manga ancha to be easygoing tirarle la manga a algn (RPl) [familiar/colloquial] to ask sb for money, to touch sb for money [colloquial/familiar] cada vez que viene le tira la manga a la madre every time he comes he asks o touches his mother for money
- 2 2.1 [Coc] (filtro) strainer (para repostería) tb manga pastelera pastry bag 2.2 (para pescar) net
- 4 (manguera) hose
- 8 8.1 (AmL) (de langostas) swarm; (de aves) flock 8.2 (CS) [fam & pey], (grupo) bunch [colloquial/familiar]
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The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.