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Spanish Word of the Day: Tener a raya

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Tener a raya

Expresiones coloquiales con el verbo tener

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 6/26/2001
Word: Tener a raya
(te-NER a RA-ya)
English: to keep/ to place within bounds/ limits, to have them under one´s thumb
Etymology: del latín tenere y radius
Meaning: Conseguir que alguien no traspase sus límites.
Topic:Expresiones coloquiales con el verbo tener
Example:

“Rocío Jurado ha prohibido a su familia hablar a los medios de comunicación sobre los problemas que atraviesan y ellos, cumpliendo órdenes, rehusan hacer cualquier tipo de declaración. Es, sin duda una matriarca que tiene a raya a los suyos”.
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