Translation: from spanish

lame excuse

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  • lame excuse —    A lame excuse is an explanation which is weak and unconvincing.     If you re scared to do it, just say so. Don t just invent some lame excuse! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • lame excuse — bad excuse, weak excuse, poor explanation for not doing something …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lame — lame1 [lām] adj. [ME < OE lama, akin to Ger lahm, ON lami < IE base * lem , to break > Russ lomat , to break] 1. crippled; disabled; esp., having an injured leg or foot that makes one limp 2. stiff and very painful [a lame back] 3. poor …   English World dictionary

  • lame — lame1 [leım] adj [: Old English; Origin: lama] 1.) a) unable to walk properly because your leg or foot is injured or weak ▪ a lame dog go lame (=become lame) b) the lame [plural] people who are lame 2.) a lame explanation or exc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • excuse — ex|cuse1 S2 [ıkˈskju:z] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1 excuse me 2¦(forgive)¦ 3¦(from a duty)¦ 4¦(explain)¦ 5¦(from a place)¦ 6 excuse yourself 7 excuse me (for living)! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: excuser, from …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • excuse — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 reason given ADJECTIVE ▪ perfect, wonderful ▪ excellent, good, great, legitimate, valid ▪ convincing …   Collocations dictionary

  • lame — I UK [leɪm] / US adjective Word forms lame : adjective lame comparative lamer superlative lamest 1) a lame animal cannot walk very well because its leg or foot is damaged Her horse had gone lame. a) used for describing someone who is disabled… …   English dictionary

  • lame — lame1 [ leım ] adjective 1. ) a lame animal cannot walk very well because its leg or foot is damaged: Her horse had gone lame. a ) used for describing someone who is disabled because their leg or foot is damaged. This word was accepted until the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lame — [[t]le͟ɪm[/t]] lamer, lamest 1) ADJ GRADED If someone is lame, they are unable to walk properly because of damage to one or both of their legs. He was aware that she was lame in one leg... David had to pull out of the Championships when his horse …   English dictionary

  • lame — 1 adjective 1 unable to walk properly because your leg or foot is injured or weak: go lame (=become lame) 2 a lame explanation or excuse does not sound very believable: Nancy came out with some lame excuse about missing the bus again. see also:… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lame´ness — lame1 «laym», adjective, lam|er, lam|est, verb, lamed, lam|ing. –adj. 1. not able to walk properly; having an injured leg or foot; …   Useful english dictionary


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