Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

El diccionario y el tesauro de inglés online más consultados por estudiantes de inglés.

Definición de “poor relation” en inglés

See all translations

poor relation

something or someone similar to but less important than another thing or person, and that people do not consider equally valuable: The air force and navy were modernized but the army, very much the poor relation, was not.
(Definition of poor relation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Buscar alfabéticamente
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Palabra del día

pup

a baby of particular animals, or a puppy

Palabra del día

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Aprende más 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Aprende más