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Old July 19, 2013, 08:06 AM
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"Saber de qué lado masca la iguana"

Hello all!

Can someone help me with this idiom? I heard it from a Mexican friend of mine, but I don't really understand what he meant. The complete sentence he used was something like:

"Yo si sé de qué lado masca la iguana"

Any idea what it means?

Thanks in advance,
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Welcome to the forums, Lexa.

"Saber de qué lado masca la iguana" is a colloquial way to say that someone is well informed about something.

He could have said, "yo sí sé muy bien cómo son las cosas".
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Old July 22, 2013, 10:42 AM
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Welcome to you, Lexa, and hope you enjoy the forums as much as I do. Check out the Idioms section, and add yours to it if you like!
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