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Old November 02, 2009, 07:44 AM
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Ver las orejas al lobo

This expression means that when you see that something bad or dangerous is going to happen you put remedy to it to avoid it.
Used in work, study, etc.. contexts.
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good one, poli.

another might be 'to see the handwriting on the wall'; 'to read the signs'.

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¡Ah me gustan tanto las expresiones españoles!
Tienen mucho sentido.

¿Hay una expresión para decir 'a wolf in sheeps clothing' ?
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Ser un mosquita muerta
Ser un lobo en piel de cordero

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Ser un mosquita muerta
Ser un lobo en piel de cordero
Ah!! La segunda frase me gusta mucho de verdad tiene más sentido que la expresión inglesa o holandesa (cordero en lugar de oveja).

A propósito en holandés la expresión es 'Een wolf in schaapskleren'.
(kleren = clothing/ropa. )

Y 'ser una mosquita muerta' quiere decir lo mismo? (¡qué extraño! )
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