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1(successful action)golpe maestro masculinoto pull off a coup — dar un golpe maestro
- Two of the greatest Second World War intelligence coups were achieved by the Russians.
- A young man who scored a major coup by being elected to both local authorities having had difficulties in getting nominated.
- If the deal is successful, it would be a major coup for the galleries, putting its collection of modern art on a par with London's Tate Modern.
- They pulled off a coup and the achievement should not be under-rated.
- Acknowledging his lack of clothing experience, he has concentrated on getting the stores right while scoring two major coups in recruiting experts to oversee the fashion.
- The company, which is developing medical treatments for a number of diseases, announced that it planned to expand its Irish facility in a major coup for Cork.
- Make no mistake: they have pulled off a major coup and reconfirmed their role as the mainstay of the nation's broadcasting.
- Capturing him was a major coup for the Russians.
- And they comforted themselves with the knowledge that if the court had not intervened, they would have scored a major coup.
- His appointment by the school management is regarded as a major coup in the context of securing the services of a high profile sporting figure.
- The actor has worked a lot recently, but he counts this role of playing his bodybuilding idol among his best-ever casting coups.
- I mean it's an extraordinary journalistic coup.
- That's really the lesson of this latest intelligence coup.
- His selection as President by the Supreme Court in 2000 was a presidential and judicial coup.
- There was a group of investors in this coup, and like all investors, what they hope to do is make a great deal of money out of their investment.
- This may prove to have been the biggest marketing coup of all.
- And the first major media entity to cover it in depth will score a major coup.
- If he's cleared, it'll be a massive publicity coup for him.
- For some it was a massive publicity coup for the county town to host such a prestigious event.
- The merger itself was a coup of sorts.
2also coup d'étatPolíticagolpe (de estado) masculinoto stage a coup — dar un golpe (de estado)
- In November he precipitated a second coup d'état.
- This was the coup d'état of his grandfather Louis XV and chancellor Maupeou against the parlements.
- The country's all-powerful military, which has seized power in three coups since 1960, sees staunch secularism as a pillar of the state.
- They claimed she was making strange demands of the budget, she claimed it was a coup d'état by radical prohibitionists who had infiltrated the organization.
- Nigeria's history is tainted with the blood of its citizens in everything from civil strife to military coups to ethnic skirmishes among the country's 200-or-so tribes.
- Earlier this year more than 70 suspected mercenaries were arrested for their alleged plan to help carry out that coup.
- I think this coup would look more like the failed 1963 effort than like 1968, and has the potential to roil the country and the region for decades.
- From the moment he stood on a tank in August 1991 to face down an attempted Communist coup, Yeltsin was championed by the West as Russia's great hope.
- In the last year, three general strikes called to protest against the president, protests in the streets, people killed, and one attempted coup.
- ‘The military coup is today almost exclusively an African phenomenon’, he said.
- If there was some sort of coup, when did it take place?
- There are reports coming out of that region of a possible military coup.
- These months following October's bloodless coup have been eventful indeed.
- It doesn't necessarily happen all at once, or as the result of a traditional military coup d' état.
- There's a rumor that there's been some kind of coup or civil war there.
- This development in turn would almost certainly provoke another military coup to prevent it from happening.
- A year ago, they came close to that goal when a general strike they organized became the pretext for a brief military coup.
- Independence came in 1957, and nine years later came the first military coup.
- What drives the story are the aftershocks of this failed coup.
- It is perhaps simplest to speak of a creeping military coup.
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