How can I find dictionary definitions in my target language for idiomatic expressions?

We would generally recommend setting up example sentences (often in the form of dialogues for things like this), and then blank out chunks of the phrase. If you would then break them up into pretty small component pieces (for example, a sentence for “a punto de”) it might be three different fill-in-the-blank production cards, probably with a comprehension card for “punto” and another comprehension card for “a punto de”. 

We think that using a lot of cards for a single example makes it very likely that you’ll memorize the whole phrase in that order with that definition. It ends up being a lot easier to deal with in your daily reviews than trying to do production cards with a giant phrase as a fill-in-the-blank.

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