In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(plantado)me dejó colgada con la comida hecha — I had the food all ready and he didn't show / turn up
- me dejó colgado y tuve que hacerlo todo yo — she didn't turn up / she left me in the lurch / she let me down and I had to do it all myself
2.1slang¿te ha quedado alguna asignatura colgada para septiembre? — do you have to do any retakes in September?
2.2slang (por drogas)spaced out informal
2.3Chile informal (que no entiende, no sabe)quedé más colgado con su explicación … — his explanation left me completely in the dark
- en física estamos todos colgados — none of us has a clue about physics
2.4Colombia informal (atrasado)behindestoy colgado de trabajo — I'm behind with my work
2.5Colombia informal (de dinero)short of moneyviven colgados — they're always short of money
masculine and feminine nounFeminine colgada
1moron informal derogatoryhalfwit informal
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