Translation: the oven is not ready for cookies.

Meaning: the situation doesn’t allow for this type of behavior. We can’t afford to do something because of circumstances.

Significado: la situación no permite cierto tipo de comportamiento. Las circunstancias limitan los planes.

Use: general, colloquial

Example: – No se puede salir en la noche ya. Anoche atracaron a la vecina. – Bueeeno, el horno no está para galleticas.  (- We can’t go out at night anymore. Our neighbor got mugged last night. – Well, the oven is not ready for cookies.)

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