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Old April 21, 2009, 09:52 AM
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Todo que cuelga se menea

This may mean what goes around comes around, but I'm puzzled by it. Is this a saying any of you have heard?
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Creo que significa algo así como "todo lo que sube tiene que bajar" (por la ley de la gravedad, supongo ). Una canción en inglés dice: "what goes up, must come down". Supongo que es lo mismo.
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This may mean what goes around comes around, but I'm puzzled by it. Is this a saying any of you have heard?
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Creo que significa algo así como "todo lo que sube tiene que bajar" (por la ley de la gravedad, supongo ). Una canción en inglés dice: "what goes up, must come down". Supongo que es lo mismo.
Tambien podria estar referiendose a que alguien tiene cola...
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Tambien podria estar referiendose a que alguien tiene cola...
¿Alguien tiene cola? Supongo que es algo que lleva cola o que trae cola (alguna noticia o algún acontecimiento). De todos modos, creo que se refiere a que cuando hay algo que no es muy correcto, cae por su propio peso; bueno, no sé expresarlo muy bien, quiero decir que, por ejemplo, si alguien hace algo malo, acabará siendo víctima de sus actos, o algo así, ¿no? Es un ejemplo.
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I agree with the others-- "todo lo que cuelga se menea" means "what goes around comes around".

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...pero todo lo que sube baja y todo lo que cuelga se menea. (Esa es la ley del péndulo).
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Thanks for confirming what I thought. Also, I put this phase past a Colombian friend at work who informed me that the phrase has some
vulgar connotations as well.
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I agree with the others-- "todo lo que cuelga se menea" means "what goes around comes around".

http://www.losalcores.info/articulo.asp?ID=4863
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Thanks for confirming what I thought. Also, I put this phase past a Colombian friend at work who informed me that the phrase has some
vulgar connotations as well.
I have never heard of this. ut like I posted, it might mean that a person is carrying a tail. In other words, there is something shady about the person, and it is noticeable...

For all is worth, it might just mean what goes around..

What country is the person from?

You know there are different slang words, and more are on the way...(just like in English)

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Hernan, It was from Spain. Irmamar explained it, and David confirmed it when he wrote something about the rule of the pendulum.-what comes around goes around. The quote I read in a Spanish newspaper had something to do with the bad state of the economy and unemployment and it's anticipated rebound.

As far as vulgarity it concerned: perhaps, but in different contexts.
Some google searches I made about this saying seemed pretty raunchy.
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This may mean what goes around comes around, but I'm puzzled by it. Is this a saying any of you have heard?
You are right, it's a puzzle but I believe that it phrase in my country meaning more to a dace.

Do you know why it's a dace in my country?
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Hernan, It was from Spain. Irmamar explained it, and David confirmed it when he wrote something about the rule of the pendulum.-what comes around goes around. The quote I read in a Spanish newspaper had something to do with the bad state of the economy and unemployment and it's anticipated rebound.

As far as vulgarity it concerned: perhaps, but in different contexts.
Some google searches I made about this saying seemed pretty raunchy.
Ok. Got it.
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