The Top English Grammar Tips From A–Z
1(cat/dog) pulgoso(cat/dog) pulguiento Southern Cone
- ‘Oscar's far too old for rabbiting’ said George sharply, eyeing the flea-bitten beagle snoring in the corner of the room with distaste.
- A flea-bitten dog with an enormous tick in its head greets us.
- A flea-bitten rug dominates the floor (anything flea-bitten always manages to dominate) and the sacking lies folded on her ragged mattress.
- I began to see films in Paris movie houses, many of them quite literally flea-bitten.
- An army of dirty children ran passed me, trying to chase a flea-bitten dog.
2informal(squalid)(cafe/hotel) cochambroso informal(cafe/hotel) de mala muerte(garment) mugriento
- We had in fact been walking in totally the wrong direction to get to our cheap but flea-bitten hotel.
- He dreamed of flea-bitten hotels and ballrooms, but he awoke with the smell of cigars in his nostrils, the scent of organized outrage.
- We ended up walking the streets with our suitcases and had to spend the night in a flea-bitten youth hostel, with lots of old men and young lads.
- It will be flea-bitten inn rooms all the way then.
- We spent the next half an hour trying each place up the road until we came to the flea-bitten looking bed & breakfast at the end of the road.
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