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    When cops get going investigating cops, they're worse than scamps in a sewing circle.

    What's the meaning of the italics part?

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    When cops get going investigating cops, they're worse than scamps in a sewing circle.

    Actress Uma Thurman had this line in the movie Pulp Fiction : "When you little scamps get together, you're worse than a sewing circle." In this context I understood the line to mean that the scamps are men gossiping about something that happened in the movie and are being compared to women in a sewing circle who like to gossip.

    I do not get the connection between scamps in a sewing circle and cops investigating cops unless it means the cops gossip about what they are doing.
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    Hi, vicente.

    That's exactly what I thought after further thought. And this was my translation attempt: Cuando los policías se investigan entre ellos, son peores que cotillas en círculos de costura.
    I believe it does mean the same for the example with the cops.

    Thanks so much!

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