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Old September 07, 2009, 02:29 AM
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I have always heard a slightly different version:'La carne de burro no se transparenta'.
I love your window expression, Rusty.
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I'm surprised nobody mentioned the most common comeback to this, which is: "Ojos de vaca no ven!" I find it quite witty...
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first time a hear it
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Make a better door than a window
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Block someone's access to or view of something; be in the way.

‘step aside, honey, you make a better door than a window’

LA CARNE DE BURRO NO ES TRANSPARENTE

Often used in the second person — "You make a better door than a window" — as a tactful way of asking a person to move aside so that one may see.
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Often used in the second person — "You make a better door than a window" — as a tactful way of asking a person to move aside so that one may see.
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