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be on secure ground

  • 1 seguro4

    = comfortable, dependable, reliable, safe [safer -comp., safest -sup.], secure, sure [surer -comp., surest -sup.], assertive, tight [tighter -comp., tightest -sup.], you bet!.
    Ex. A modern comfortable library could look like that in Berlin's Tiergarten, with its opne-air gardens, or resemble Evanston's library with its comfortable chairs and elegant (and, one hopes, safe) fireplaces.
    Ex. If the supplier is a dealer, then ensure that this is a reputable and dependable dealer who can provide help with installation, maintenance and support.
    Ex. Computers are reliable, and less prone to error provided they are instructed or programmed appropriately and correctly.
    Ex. A modern comfortable library could look like that in Berlin's Tiergarten, with its opne-air gardens, or resemble Evanston's library with its comfortable chairs and elegant (and, one hopes, safe) fireplaces.
    Ex. An academic library should be secure to control user behaviour and loss of books.
    Ex. The surest way to arrive at such a decision is to be guided by principles of helpful citation order.
    Ex. I tried to say at the very outset of my remarks that there probably has not been sufficient consumer-like and assertive leverage exerted upon our chief suppliers.
    Ex. The platen was lashed up tight to the toe of the spindle by cords which connected hooks at its four corners to another set of hooks at the four lower corners of the hose.
    Ex. The article 'Computer games in the learning resources center? you bet!' discusses some of the benefits of using computer games in education.
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    * accidente seguro = accident waiting to happen.
    * algo casi seguro = a sure bet, safe bet.
    * algo es seguro = one thing is for sure.
    * algo seguro = safe bet.
    * blanco seguro = sitting duck.
    * camino seguro al desastre = blueprint for disaster.
    * camino seguro al éxito = blueprint for success.
    * camino seguro al fracaso = blueprint for failure.
    * conocer de seguro = know for + certain, know for + sure.
    * dar por seguro que = rest + assured that.
    * de éxito seguro = sure-fire [surefire].
    * demasiado seguro de uno mismo = overconfident.
    * deportista lento pero seguro = plodder.
    * de seguro = for sure, for certain.
    * de un modo seguro = securely.
    * en un lugar seguro = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * en un sitio seguro = in a safe place, in safekeeping.
    * estar moviéndose en terreno seguro = be on secure ground.
    * estar seguro = be sure, make + sure, set + your watch by.
    * estar seguro de = be certain (of), be confident about, feel + confident.
    * estar seguro de que = be confident that.
    * ir a lo seguro = play it + safe.
    * ir sobre seguro = be on secure ground, play it + safe.
    * jugar a lo seguro = play it + safe.
    * jugar sobre seguro = play it + safe.
    * no estar seguro = be uncertain.
    * no estar seguro de = be unsure about/of.
    * oportunidad casi segura = a sporting chance.
    * poco seguro = dicey [dicier -comp., diciest -sup.].
    * problema seguro = accident waiting to happen.
    * puerto seguro = safe harbour.
    * saber de seguro = know for + certain, know for + sure, know for + a fact.
    * seguro (de) = confident (in).
    * seguro de sí mismo = smug, assured, self-assured, poised.
    * seguro de uno mismo = self-confident.
    * sentirse más seguro de = gain + confidence (with/in).
    * ser algo seguro = be a cinch, be a doddle, be a breeze, be a picnic, be duck soup.
    * ser casi seguro = be a good bet.
    * ser seguro = be on the cards.
    * ser seguro que + Subjuntivo = be bound to + Infinitivo.
    * terreno seguro = safe ground, solid ground.

    Spanish-English dictionary > seguro4

  • 2 atento1

    1 = careful, observant, vigilant, watchful, alert.
    Nota: Adjetivo.
    Ex. The format of the description in an analytical entry requires careful consideration.
    Ex. Every member of staff has a duty to be observant where safety is concerned.
    Ex. After a discussion of the historical background to copyright, the reasons why libraries have had to become vigilant about infringement of copyright are examined.
    Ex. Though in the teacher's case it does mean that he is more watchful for opportunities.
    Ex. The alert interviewer may secure valuable unsolicited information as a by-product.
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    * estar atento a = be on the lookout for, keep + Posesivo + eyes peeled, keep + Posesivo + eyes skinned.
    * mantener a Alguien atento = keep + Nombre + on + Posesivo + toes.
    * mantenerse atento = keep + Posesivo + eyes (wide) open.
    * mantenerse atento a lo que ocurre alrededor = have + an ear to the ground, keep + Posesivo + ear to the ground.

    Spanish-English dictionary > atento1

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  • Ground base — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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