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Old January 06, 2010, 04:02 PM
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Buscar tres pies al gato

Does anyone know the meaning?
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Old January 06, 2010, 04:02 PM
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Does anyone know the meaning?
Look for troubles... for the complicated part of something.
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It's to look for the way of complicating simple things. One knows the cat has four feet, so, trying to find only three is absurd.
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Don´t you use to split hairs in America?
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Yes, we do. I means a frustrating argument over things that do not matter.
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According to my dictionary to split hairs means buscar tres pies al gato.
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Yes, we do. I means a frustrating argument over things that do not matter.
That's how I understand it. Would it also mean to be looking at things in complicated ways or where is a potential problem?
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I think buscando tres pies al gato would be like a malicious auditor looking
for the slightest transgression. Am I wrong?
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