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    Hola

    ¿Qué significa la frase "a lo dicho pecho" en este contexto?

    "Si pagaba la cuenta me quedaba con tres mil pelas para el resto de mi estancia, pero a lo dicho pecho, así que le puse las cuatro mil pelas debajo de las narices..."

    Muchas gracias

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    "A lo dicho pecho"

    "Stick to one's guns"....................."True to one's word"

    "Si pagaba la cuenta me quedaba con tres mil pelas para el resto de mi estancia, pero a lo dicho pecho, así que le puse las cuatro mil pelas debajo de las narices"
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    "If I paid the bill I would have only 3,000 pesetas left for the rest of my stay, still I remained true to my word, and I put the 4,000 pesetas beneath his nose."

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    That's great! Thanks for the help!

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    I had no idea what "a lo dicho pecho" meant,
    and I'm happy that I've learned something again.

    Elisitas, I want to tell you that we (my wife and I)
    LOVE Corfu,
    we've been there on holiday several times,
    so I envy you a little (for living there!)...
    αντίο!

    Frank.
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    Default Re: a lo dicho pecho

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank van den Eeden
    I had no idea what "a lo dicho pecho" meant,
    and I'm happy that I've learned something again.

    Elisitas, I want to tell you that we (my wife and I)
    LOVE Corfu,
    we've been there on holiday several times,
    so I envy you a little (for living there!)...
    αντίο!

    Frank.
    I guess you meant "A lo hecho, pecho.", which is used when someone has acted or done something in the wrong way, basically concerning mistakes(perhaps he/she made a wrong decision) and, as a result, it is necessary to act with determination towards either a solution or just simple an acknowledgement of the mess.
    It is nearly equivalent to say in English "What's done is done" or "No point crying over spilled milk."

    Regards,

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    Default Re: a lo dicho pecho

    so here's another saying "a lo hecho, pecho"
    ...
    I like your Chinese proverb even more :
    "he who rides a tiger, cannot dismount"
    (clearly)


    Frank.
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    La persona que dijo la expresión "A lo dicho, pecho" evidentemente la derivó de "A lo hecho, pecho.", que significa que ante lo que ya uno ha hecho hay que "poner el pecho", es decir, hacerle frente, como muy claramente lo expresa seeker50, pues "decir" ("lo dicho") expresa una acción específica, un caso particular de "hacer" ("lo hecho"). Y en este caso significa que uno debe honrar su palabra, o ser fiel a su palabra, como bien lo dice ed_freire.

    Saludos.
    Last edited by raulalgri; 10-23-2009 at 04:15 PM.

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    Hi, Frank, thanks for the kind message.

    It may sound strange to you, but I envy you a little for living in Antwerp!

    Elisatas

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    Elisatas,
    .. after all ...
    THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME !

    kindest regards,
    Frank.
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