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    Hi mrdobolino... I recently came upon a copy of "1000 Spanish Idioms". I too find it very interesting and useful. My only criticism is that he lists so many things, ie verb-prepositions combination - (such as decidirse A, acabar DE, referirse A) and other entries such as "cerca de" which are not idioms. This really surprised me.
    I have a question for you all.... How would you best translate... "the bottom line"?
    Thank you for any help...

    I saw that a member has already asked for the translation of THE BOTTOM LINE. but I think that my inquiry is in a different context, ie.

    The "bottom line" is if he doesn't accept the new position, we have to fire him....

    I also have to apologize if I don't submit my inquiries in the correct form because I find the format (ie. sending, editing) very confusing... HELP!!!!
    Last edited by Margozinha; 07-06-2008 at 12:52 PM.

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    Hi Margozinha

    What do you think of "en pocas palabras,en resumidas cuentas" o bien "al fin y al cabo·
    Last edited by Kane; 07-06-2008 at 01:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kane
    Hi Margozinha

    What do you think of "en pocas palabras,en resumidas cuentas" o bien "al fin y al cabo·
    Could also be "el punto final".

    El punto final es que si no acepta el nuevo puesto tendremos que despedirlo.

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