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he who pays the piper calls the tune

  • 1 mandar1

    1 = be in charge, instruct, mandate, enjoin, call + the shots, be the boss, call + the tune, rule + the roost.
    Ex. He stared coldly at her for a moment, then spat out: 'Bah! You're in charge'.
    Ex. Some of the above limitations of title indexes can be overcome by exercising a measure of control over the index terminology, and by inputting and instructing the computer to print a number of pre-determined links or references between keywords.
    Ex. Adequate security for expensive equipment must also be provided for in this decision, and a secluded back room, a remote phone cut-off switch, or a removable keyboard may be mandated.
    Ex. Heightened interest in the nation's founding and in the intentions of the founders enjoins law librarians to provide reference service for research in the history of the constitutional period.
    Ex. The article is entitled 'Who's calling the shots in the semiconductor industry'.
    Ex. One of the hardest things about being the boss is that no one tells you what you're doing wrong.
    Ex. As long as we allow other people to pay the piper, they will continue calling the tune in Africa.
    Ex. Just as the 19th century belonged to England and the 20th century to America, so the 21st century will be China's turn to set the agenda and rule the roost.
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    * los que mandan = the powers-that-be.
    * mandar a buscar = send for.
    * mandar + Alguien + a = shuffle + Nombre + to.
    * mandar callar = shush, hush.
    * mandar comparecer = subpoena.
    * no dejar de mandar + Nombre = keep + Nombre + coming.

    Spanish-English dictionary > mandar1

  • 2 quien a hierro mata a hierro muere

    • he who hath not can not give
    • he who pays the piper calls the tune

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > quien a hierro mata a hierro muere

См. также в других словарях:

  • he who pays the piper calls the tune — Reversing the emphasis of they that dance must pay the fiddler. 1895 Daily News 18 Dec. 9 Londoners had paid the piper, and should choose the tune. 1910 Spectator 22 Oct. 643 Until British electors know that the dollars have been returned they… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • he who pays the piper calls the tune — phrase used for saying that the person who provides the money for an activity, business etc can make the decisions about it Thesaurus: words used to describe spending behaviourhyponym to buy somethingsynonym Main entry: piper * * * he who pays… …   Useful english dictionary

  • He who pays the piper calls the tune. — something that you say which means that the person who provides the money for something can decide how it should be done. You may not agree with Mr Brown but he funded this venture, and he who pays the piper calls the tune …   New idioms dictionary

  • he who pays the piper calls the tune — ► he who pays the piper calls the tune proverb the person providing the money for something has the right to determine how it s spent. Main Entry: ↑pay …   English terms dictionary

  • he who pays the piper calls the tune — used for saying that the person who provides the money for an activity, business etc can make the decisions about it …   English dictionary

  • tune — [[t]tju͟ːn, AM tu͟ːn[/t]] ♦♦♦ tunes, tuning, tuned 1) N COUNT A tune is a series of musical notes that is pleasant and easy to remember. She was humming a merry little tune. Syn: melody 2) N COUNT You can refer to a song or a short piece of music …   English dictionary

  • piper — [[t]pa͟ɪpə(r)[/t]] pipers 1) N COUNT A piper is a musician who plays the bagpipes. 2) PHRASE If you say He who pays the piper or He who pays the piper calls the tune , you mean that the person who provides the money for something decides what… …   English dictionary

  • tune — /tjun / (say tyoohn), /tʃun/ (say choohn) noun 1. a succession of musical sounds forming an air or melody, with or without the harmony accompanying it. 2. a musical setting of a hymn or psalm, usually in four part harmony. –verb (tuned, tuning)… …   Australian English dictionary

  • tune — 01. We need someone to [tune] our piano it sounds terrible. 02. I know the [tune] to that song, but I don t know the words. 03. Do you know how to [tune] a guitar? 04. You should check your car on a regular basis to make sure that it is properly… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • piper — UK [ˈpaɪpə(r)] / US [ˈpaɪpər] noun [countable] Word forms piper : singular piper plural pipers a musician who plays a musical pipe or the bagpipes • he who pays the piper calls the tune …   English dictionary

  • tune — see why should the devil have all the best tunes? a dripping June sets all in tune when the furze is in bloom, my love’s in tune there’s many a good tune played on an old fiddle he that lives in hope dances to an ill tune …   Proverbs new dictionary


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