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Old March 18, 2009, 09:23 AM
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Destilar mala baba

I think it means defame, but I'm not sure. I anyone here familiar with the phrase
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mala baba = mala intención = bad intentions
destilar = distill, ooze
Figuratively, it means to reveal or to be full of.

So, I think the phrase means to be up to no good (to reveal/show bad intentions or to be full of bad intentions).
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Hmmm... sí dijo "Yo distilo mala baba" puedo añadir "Mwahaha" a la fin.
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Hmmm... si digo "Yo distilo mala baba" puedo añadir "Mwahaha" al fin.
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Old March 18, 2009, 11:18 AM
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Poli, who are you hanging out with? This is the 2nd most peculiar saying you have asked for help in finding out the meaning.

Are you going undercover to some seedy places?

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Poli, who are you hanging out with? This is the 2nd most peculiar saying you have asked for help in finding out the meaning.

Are you going undercover to some seedy places?

Son los comentarios morbosos de los lectores del periódico El Pais. Los hispanos que conozco personalmente son menos creativos con el idioma
I think it means to express ill will--like someone vicious spewing hurtful comments.
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How about (pretty much what Rusty said):

destilaba mala baba = he was oozing with evil intentions
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Yes, agree with Rusty or Tomisimo.
Thinking in a perv way, you can think of a lecherous person oozing while looking at a woman.
With evil intentions, is when somebody got delighted (with drivel?? coming out of his mouth) thinking of evil intentions.(tener mala baba: to have bad drivel)

When it's a writed text, you can say the writer was thinking of this evil intentions while writing.
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I hope I never ooze with seedy intentions!

I just hope I never ooze.........period!

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