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Lo que es bueno para el bazo es malo para el hígado


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Old February 07, 2017, 07:54 PM
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Lo que es bueno para el bazo es malo para el hígado

I'm trying to recall what's missing in

Lo que es bueno para el ______ es malo para los hígados

and also wondering how it can be used

Nothing works?
nothing is effective?
There's no magical cure?
One size doesn't fit all?
Different strokes for different folks?

EDIT: Just now remembered Lo que es bueno para el bazo el malo para el hígado but still don't know how it can be applied to other than medical situations

EDIT ANEW: Sorry, just now saw it posted already here for "a Catch-22 situation" which sounds reasonable. Thanks for your patience!

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Like Mamá Cora said in Esperando la Carroza (1985)

"Yo siempre le pido a la Virgen, pero a la de Luján. A Lourdes no voy más. Iba siempre, traía el agua bendita para tomar con el mate, ¡pero la última vez me dio una diarrrrrea! ¡¡¡Lo que me acordé de esa Virgen!!!... al final esa te cura de un lado y te j*** del otro..."
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