pinta en bastos

sirgawain

Senior Member
english/usa - living in madrid
El futuro de Trump pinta en bastos (por sus problemas legales).

¿en inglés? Is it something like looks grim or looks bad or looks bleak?

Gracias de antemano.
 
  • Agró

    Senior Member
    Spanish-Navarre
    DLE (RAE):
    pintar bastos

    1. loc. verb. coloq. Esp. Presentarse mal las cosas.

    WR Dictionary:
    SM
    1(Naipes) ace of clubs
    bastos clubs (one of the suits in the Spanish card deck )
    MODISMO: pintan bastos things are getting tough, the going's getting tough

    Trump's future looks (...)
    (you fill in the gap)
     

    gato radioso

    Senior Member
    spanish-spain
    El futuro de Trump pinta en bastos (por sus problemas legales).

    ¿en inglés? Is it something like looks grim or looks bad or looks bleak?

    Gracias de antemano.

    We say that when we can expect that something is bound to turn out badly in the near future.
     

    Cerros de Úbeda

    Banned
    UK
    Spanish - Spain (Galicia)
    pinta en bastos

    - Looks ugly.
    - Looks tough.

    WR Dictionary:
    (Pestaña del Collins)
    SM
    1(Naipes) ace of clubs
    bastos clubs (one of the suits in the Spanish card deck )
    MODISMO: pintan bastos things are getting tough, the going's getting tough


    Das mal la cita del diccionario (que corresponde al Collins, en vez de a 'Word Reference'). :confused:

    Aunque 'Word Reference' incluya la sindicación del 'Collins', no creo que sean lo mismo. Deberías señalarlo.
     
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