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Old August 29, 2009, 07:27 AM
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Con mas ínfulas que prestigio

Could you please help me with this sentence from a novel?

Escogió la joyería exacta, con mas ínfulas que prestigio, donde sabía que se vedía y se compraba sin demasiadas preguntas

She chose the right (?) jewelry, ... ... ..., where she new that things are bought and sold without too many questions.
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Old August 29, 2009, 09:01 AM
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She chose the perfect jewelry store, with more stuffed shirts than prestige, where she knew they sold and bought without too many questions.
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Old August 31, 2009, 01:03 AM
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¿Stuffed shirts means self vanity/conceit?? Rusty, Do you know the origin?
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Old August 31, 2009, 05:32 AM
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People who put on airs are also called stuffed shirts.
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Old August 31, 2009, 05:47 AM
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Sometimes when I was little and answered back when told off, my father said:menos ínfulas, niña.
I think I had never heard that expression ever again.
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Old August 31, 2009, 05:59 AM
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Agree with you, Maria José
Heraring it is difficult, but reading is more common.
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