Translation: from spanish

be against the ropes

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  • Against the Ropes — Infobox Film name = Against the Ropes caption = Promotional poster for Against the Ropes director = Charles S. Dutton producer = writer = Cheryl Edwards starring = Meg Ryan Omar Epps Charles S. Dutton Tim Daly Kerry Washington music =… …   Wikipedia

  • (the) ropes — the ropes phrase the thick ropes that enclose an area that is used for boxing or wrestling He stumbled back against the ropes. Thesaurus: boxing and wrestlinghyponym sports events and competitionshyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • the ropes — the thick ropes that enclose an area that is used for boxing or wrestling He stumbled back against the ropes …   English dictionary

  • on the ropes — adverb (or adjective) 1. : in a groggy defenseless state upon the ropes of a boxing ring 2. : in a helpless condition emotionally, physically and financially I was on the ropes Polly Adler * * * on the ropes 1. Driven back against the ropes of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the ropes — adjective a) Leaning against the ropes of the boxing ring, as when exhausted and nearing defeat or collapse. The champ had his opponent on the ropes at the end of the third round and knocked him out in the fourth. b) Showing signs of imminent… …   Wiktionary

  • on the ropes — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Against the ropes of a boxing ring and almost not able to stand up. * /The fighter was on the ropes and could hardly lift his gloves./ 2. Almost defeated; helpless; near failure. * /The new supermarket took most of the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the ropes — {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Against the ropes of a boxing ring and almost not able to stand up. * /The fighter was on the ropes and could hardly lift his gloves./ 2. Almost defeated; helpless; near failure. * /The new supermarket took most of the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on\ the\ ropes — adv or adj. phr. 1. Against the ropes of a boxing ring and almost not able to stand up. The fighter was on the ropes and could hardly lift his gloves. 2. Almost defeated; helpless; near failure. The new supermarket took most of the business from… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on the ropes — doing badly and likely to fail. His political career is on the ropes. Etymology: from the idea of a weakened prize fighter who leans against the ropes that surround the boxing ring …   New idioms dictionary

  • on the ropes — ► on the ropes 1) Boxing forced against the ropes by the opponent s attack. 2) in state of near collapse. Main Entry: ↑rope …   English terms dictionary

  • on the ropes — 1》 Boxing forced against the ropes by the opponent s attack. 2》 in a state of near collapse. → rope …   English new terms dictionary


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