What does the Spanish word 'órdago' mean? I came across it in an article about two British politicians in El Mundo in the sentence: 'Consciente de lo que se juega, Clegg ha aprovechado la conferencia de Brighton para lanzar un órdago a Cameron' I looked it up in my dictionary, but I can't seem to find it :( Muchas gracias :)
Sep 23, 2012 8:23 PM
Answers · 4
Ordago means "I bet the whole game at this hand of cards" it is used in the game of the mus. In that context I suppose it means that Clegg set up a defiance to Cameron, you know like saying..." come and get it if you dare".. well that's maybe to physical, It also applies to intellectual challenges like " bet you can't beat me on that and that"
October 9, 2012
In your phrase, it means a "challenge, defiance, envite" in order to threatening to break up the coalition if he continues with his welfare cuts
September 25, 2012
Revisando encontré que hace referencia a una respuesta de ataque, a manera de embestida, un poco desproporcionada.
September 24, 2012
it means a type of play in the card game (mus) you can bet everything what you have. It can be also ''so good, excelent''. In your phrase i think that Clegg ''said everything'' to cameron... i think hahah
September 23, 2012
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