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sustantivo masculino

  • le echaron el sambenito
    they put the blame on him
    intentan deshacerse del sambenito de país tercermundista
    they are trying to rid themselves of the label o image of a third-world country
    me colgaron or pusieron el sambenito de timador
    they branded o labeled me a con man
Example sentences
  • Es que andan con el sambenito de la privatización.
  • Ahora falta a quién ponerle el sambenito cuando sea necesario.
  • "Y como respuesta a eso, tú vas y me colocas el sambenito de ""demócrata""."

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