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Spanish Sayings - Letter M

Popular Spanish Sayings

Saying: Más vale maña que fuerza
English: skill is stronger than strength
Comments and History: More if gotten from softness than violence.

Saying: Mal de muchos, consuelo de tontos
English: it's a fool's consolation to think everyone is in the same boat
Comments and History: We can't console ourselves by saying it happens to everyone.

Saying: Meter la pata
English: to put one's foot in it
Comments and History:To make a mistake, generally from clumsiness, like when someone literally puts their leg in a hole, crack or ditch.

Saying: Morir con las botas puestas
English: to die with your boots on
Comments and History:Means to die while working - metaphor for taking the best out of bad situations. It comes from the characteristics of soldiers, who died at war in the middle of fighting and with all their uniform on.

Saying: Mucho ruido y pocas nueces
English: much ado about nothing
Comments and History: Expression taken from the title of one of William Shakespeare's classics, applying to situations with a lot of fuss but not positive result.

Alphabetical index of Popular Sayings

A - 9 Sayings

A buen puerto vas por leña
A caballo regalado no se le miran los dientes

B - 6 Sayings

Bailar con la más fea
Bajar la guardia

C - 9 Sayings

Cada loco con su tema
Caiga quien caiga

D - 11 Sayings

Dar en el clavo
Dar gato por liebre

E - 13 Sayings

El hilo de la vida
El mismo que viste y calza

F - 2 Sayings

Favor con favor se paga
Fumar la pipa de la paz

G - 4 Sayings

Gajes del oficio
Gastar saliva

H - 7 Sayings

Hacer la vista gorda
Hacerse agua la boca

I - 5 Sayings

Ir de mal en peor
Ir de punta en blanco

L - 9 Sayings

La espada de Damocles
La excepción hace (o confirma) la regla

N - 6 Sayings

No faltaba más
No hay dos sin tres

O - 3 Sayings

Obras son amores y no buenas razones
Ojo por ojo, diente por diente

P - 6 Sayings

Pagar los platos rotos
Parar el carro

Q - 5 Sayings

Quemarse las cejas (o las pestañas)
Querer es poder

R - 2 Sayings

Rasgarse las vestiduras
Roma no se hizo en un día

S - 6 Sayings

Sólo se vive una vez
Salir el tiro por la culata

T - 6 Sayings

Tal para cual
Tener ojos en la nuca

U - 1 Sayings

Una de cal y una de arena

V - 5 Sayings

Vamos al grano
Venir como anillo al dedo