- ankle no te/le llega ni al tobillo or a los tobillos he's not even fit to tie your/her shoelaces o/or (inglés británico/British English) bootlaces [familiar/colloquial] juega bien, pero no le llega ni al tobillo a Ricardo he's a good player but he is nowhere near as good as Ricardo o/or he can't hold a candle to Ricardo
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Paro is the name in Spain for both unemployment and unemployment benefit. The period for which paro can be claimed ranges from three months to a year, depending on how long a person has been working. The amount paid decreases over the period of unemployment.