no se ganó Zamora en una hora

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally, "Zamora wasn't won in an hour". In reference to Sancho II who unsuccesfully tried to conquer this Spanish city in 1072 during seven months.

Idiom[edit]

no se ganó Zamora en una hora

  1. (idiomatic) It takes a long time to do something complicated or impressive. (Rome wasn't built in a day)