Expressions starting with 'A'

A corda sempre arrebenta do lado mais fraco  
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November 18th at 9:12pm

"The rope always snaps at the weakest side". It is used when wanting to give someone advice, as in "don't get in this kind of situation, you know that if something goes wrong, the rope always snaps at the weakest side, and you will have to deal with it".

- A corda sempre arrebenta do lado mais fraco

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À queima roupa  
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June 17th at 12:05pm

Point blank, point-blank, at point blank range. When something is shot at a short distance.

- Tropas da PM atiraram à queima roupa em manifestantes

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ABC  
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March 31st at 1:15pm

Acronym for Santo André, São Bernardo and São Caetano. Three neighboring cities near São Paulo.

- Vai ter jogo hoje lá no ABC?
- Vai sim, mas nem vou poder ir poque vou viajar com a patroa.

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Abotoar o paletó  
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June 2nd at 3:14pm

"To button up your blazer" is to die, similar to kick the bucket.

- Meu cão abotoou o paletó hoje :-(

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Abraço de urso  
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May 22nd at 3:44pm

A super tight hug, that you give to someone you've been missing, or to someone that you simply love.

- Oh, que bebê lindo. Dá vontade de esmagar! Vou dar um super abraço de urso, pode?

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Abraço de urso  
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May 22nd at 4:09pm

Same as bear hug.

- Vem cá e me dá um abraço de urso!

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Abridor de latas  
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May 9th at 4:27pm

Can opener.

- Amor, pega o abridor de latas pra eu abrir as sardinhas aqui?

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Abrir o jogo  
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May 5th at 2:19pm

Say the truth, tell the truth

- Vamos lá cara, todo mundo já sabe o que aconteceu. (Policial bonzinho)
- Melhor você abrir o jogo com a gente agora na boa, senão vai na marra! (Policial malvado)

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Acabado  
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May 2nd at 1:04pm

Tired, haggard, exhausted, beat.

- Mano, hoje acabado. Trabalhei feito um cão.

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Aeroporto de mosquitos  
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March 25th at 4:03am

Aeroporto de mosquitos ("mosquitoes airport") is a diminutive way of addressing a bald man.

- Ei aeroporto de mosquito! Lembrou de usar shampoo?

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