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Old August 10, 2009, 06:11 AM
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Cargar las tintas

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recargar alguien las ~s.
1. loc. verb. Exagerar el alcance o significación de un dicho o hecho.
Es exagerar, escribir de más en algo.
Te doy una explicación que me la acabo de inventar.
Tienes que escribir una carta contando algo.
Antiguamente se escribía con plumas, que se "cargaban" con tinta.
Por lo tanto, si ibas a escribir mucho (exagerar), tenías que recargar tinta.
Por lo tanto "recargar las tintas" implica prepararse para exagerar algo.

Últimamente se usa "cargar tinta" para prepararse a escribir en contra de alguien.
Ej: "La oposición carga tinas contra el nuevo proyecto del Gobierno" indicando que la oposición se están preparando para escribir muchas objeciones en cuano el gobierno presente el nuevo proyecto.
otro ejemplo:
http://www.lavozdegalicia.es/ponteve...03_7804526.htm

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