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    Default Idiom help

    "Alzarse con el santo y la limosna."
    Can anyone give me a good translation this idiom? The best translation I have found is "To clear off with everything" which doesnt make much sense in english....

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    Default alzarse con el santo y la limosna

    Hmmm...here are a couple attempts:

    "To make out like a bandit..."

    "To take everything but the kitchen sink..."

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    thank you!

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    Your second choice, meromero, is quite eloquent!

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    Default Another option...

    What about "to be ripped off"?

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    Hello,

    The experession you're dealing with has this standard meaning: Extremar la devoción en las prácticas religiosas con exceso de beatería. So I do not think the meaning wouold be like of steal.

    Hope this works.

    Mario

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    I disagree Mario, it really means "to take everything"....I'd go with the kitchen sink too :-)

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    yeah, you're probably right. I have asked my grandmother and she thinks you're right.

    Best,

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