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Old October 05, 2009, 10:36 PM
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cortarse las venas = to cut/slash/slit one's wrists

para cortarse las venas
I believe this phrase is used to describe something depressing, like a depressingly lonely night. Songs that depress you, like a melancholy bachata, can be described as canciones para cortarse las venas.

There may also be a "good" slitting of your wrists. That would be akin to saying "this stuff will kill you," when we mean that something's very good.

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