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Old June 19, 2008, 02:24 PM
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de hueso colorado

I know that at least in Mexico they use the phrase de hueso colorado. For example:
Es católico de hueso colorado.
He's a die hard Catholic.
Is this idiom used in other areas as well?
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Old June 19, 2008, 02:46 PM
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Never heard it.
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Thanks, it must be a Mexican saying.
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I, like Gemma, never heard of it. But it sounds really suggestive. I like this word very much: colorado.
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Old June 21, 2008, 11:31 AM
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I'm trying to guess a possible meaning or explanation for this saying. It could be something like:
  • Es católico a hueso colorado: hasta que se le ponen los huesos colorados, es decir, siempre.
También se dice, hasta la médula.
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