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Old May 20, 2009, 01:48 PM
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Niega sal y el pan y la sal a San Pedro

Does it mean stingy (tacaño)?
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After some searching, I think the base idioms here are:

compartir el pan y la sal con alguien
negar el pan y la sal a alguien

I'm not 100% sure, but I think these refer to opening your heart and home and having fellowship with someone (or not doing it, in the second case).

Edit: Here are some citations from the web. Take them with a grain of salt, as they might not all be very reliable.

Compartir el pan y la sal en los países del pan de Oriente, significa abrir la casa y el corazón, es considerar el otro como hermano. 1

De compartir el pan y la sal con los albañiles. (Title of a blog post talking about sharing an informal meal with some construction workers) 2

Los Toastmasters comparten el pan y la sal, despues del Gran Concurso. (Title of an article on how the Toastmasters shared a meal together) 3

Hoy como ayer, me siento muy afortunado de compartir con esta comunidad no sólo el pan y la sal, estos maravillosos alimentos, esta música y esta gran compañía de ustedes. (Remarks made by Vicente Fox during a state dinner) 4

La sal tiene un simbolismo complejo y variable [...] Y su consumo adquiere algunas veces el valor de "Comunión". Y es que para los hebreos compartir el pan y la sal significa establecer un lazo de fraternidad indestructible. 5

La tacañería, la intransigencia y el menosprecio hacia el prójimo tiene su mejor expresión en la frase negar el pan y la sal... 6

La expresión NEGAR EL PAN Y LA SAL significa negar a alguien lo más fundamental, negarle todo. 7

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Originally Posted by poli View Post
Does it mean stingy (tacaño)?
Yes, it seems more one idiom but when the person negate the things is tacaño.
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