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to do the bare minimum

  • 1 reducir algo a la mínima expresión

    to reduce something to the bare minimum

    Spanish-English dictionary > reducir algo a la mínima expresión

  • 2 salirse por la tangente

    (=hacer una digresión) to go off at a tangent; (=esquivar una pregunta) to dodge the issue
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    (v.) = go off + the track, get off + the track, fly off on + a tangent, go off on + a tangent, go off at + a tangent, wander off + track, wander off + topic
    Ex. The Commission, however, goes off the track with its structural and institutional recommendations on how to ensure the long-term availability of public information resources = No obstante, la Comisión se sale por la tangente con sus recomendaciones estructurales e institucionales sobre cómo asegurar la disponibilidad a largo plazo de los recursos de información pública.
    Ex. 'This discussion is getting off the track,' he said politely = "Esta discusión se está saliendo por la tangente", dijo cortésmente.
    Ex. There's a real danger of flying off on a tangent while writing about this as it for once is purely about politics and there's 'nowt' as controversial as that.
    Ex. The book encourages the reader to go off on a tangent and wander from thought to thought endlessly.
    Ex. If you go off at tangents, you could end up with pointless discussions about the best car to buy, the public transport alternatives, etc.
    Ex. You may find that it is easy to find ourself wandering off track, following something that really interests you, and ultimately not answering the question.
    Ex. Occasional wandering off topic is allowed, but should be kept to a bare minimum.
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    (v.) = go off + the track, get off + the track, fly off on + a tangent, go off on + a tangent, go off at + a tangent, wander off + track, wander off + topic

    Ex: The Commission, however, goes off the track with its structural and institutional recommendations on how to ensure the long-term availability of public information resources = No obstante, la Comisión se sale por la tangente con sus recomendaciones estructurales e institucionales sobre cómo asegurar la disponibilidad a largo plazo de los recursos de información pública.

    Ex: 'This discussion is getting off the track,' he said politely = "Esta discusión se está saliendo por la tangente", dijo cortésmente.
    Ex: There's a real danger of flying off on a tangent while writing about this as it for once is purely about politics and there's 'nowt' as controversial as that.
    Ex: The book encourages the reader to go off on a tangent and wander from thought to thought endlessly.
    Ex: If you go off at tangents, you could end up with pointless discussions about the best car to buy, the public transport alternatives, etc.
    Ex: You may find that it is easy to find ourself wandering off track, following something that really interests you, and ultimately not answering the question.
    Ex: Occasional wandering off topic is allowed, but should be kept to a bare minimum.

    Spanish-English dictionary > salirse por la tangente

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