In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(piel)(de animal) skin(de animal) hide(de persona) skin informalestar/ponerse en el pellejo de algn — to be/put oneself in sb's shoes
- no me gustaría estar en su pellejo — I wouldn't like to be in his shoes / skin
- ponte en su pellejo — put yourself in her shoes / place
- no caber en el pellejo — to be bursting
- no cabía en el pellejo de alegría/satisfacción — she was bursting with joy/brimming with satisfaction
- no ser / no tener más que pellejo — to be all skin and bone
- quitarle el pellejo a algn — to badmouth sb
2informal(vida)neck informaljugarse / arriesgar el pellejo — to risk one's neck informal
- salvar el pellejo — to save one's skin / neck
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