In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1dirtfilthestos vaqueros se caen de mugre — these jeans are filthy
- la mugre acumulada en la cocina — the grease / grime that has built up on the stove
- sacarle la mugre a algn — to knock hell / beat the hell out of sb
- reflexive sacarse la mugre — to clobber / clout oneself
- me saqué la mugre trabajando — I worked / slogged my guts out
- (recíproco) se sacaron la mugre — they knocked hell / beat the hell out of each other
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