Furloughs

Furloughs for many

Many people are “on furlough” this month, in many European countries.
Just Chugging along

How art thou? Just chugging along.

Steam trains “chug” (resoplan), and an engine in a car or…
Are you in the loop?

Are you in the loop?

A “loop” can mean many things. First, as a noun. There could be a loop (curva) in a road, in a river (meandro) or in a rope (lazada).
Lemons

Lemons

Lemon” (limón) you will know. You may have made the drink “lemonade” at home.
A fornlorn hope?

Economic recovery in Spain? A forlorn hope?

“Forlorn is an adjective and can be used to describe people, a cottage (casita de campo), town or a place, or something that has little hope.
Are you a Meddler?

Are you a meddler?

“To meddle” is to interfere (entremeterse o estorbar) with something) or to tamper with something.
Are you middling?

Are you middling?

erhaps. If you be asked “how are you?” one response could be “middling, thank you”.

Are you a bigwig?

Perhaps. “Wig” (peluca) you may know. A bigwig is an important person, and in Spanish you might use “pez gordo”.
Have you seen a folly?

Have you seen a folly?

“Folly” has two uses. A folly (locura o desatino) can be a stupid thing. The base of the word is “fool”.
Involved in a holdup?

Involved in a holdup?

Have you ever been involved in a holdup? The answer is yes. “Holdup” has 3 uses.