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Old August 02, 2010, 06:26 AM
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Así nos luce el pelo

Doe this mean to show you true colors? or that's the consequence of your
actions?
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"that's the consequence of our actions". Must be negative.

Talking about the economic crisis in Spain
"Elegimos de presidente a Zapatero y así nos luce el pelo"
Choosing bad
"El invirtió todo el dinero en Madoff y así le luce el pelo"
"Ella pensó que casándose con un famoso sería feliz y así le luce el pelo"
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Así me entero lo que vale un peine. Gracias
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Así me entero lo que vale un peine. Gracias
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Sometimes it means a social situation:
"los jóvenes de ahora no respeta a los mayores, y así nos luce el pelo"
"Ahora todos quieren ser políticos para recibir sobornos, y así nos luce el pelo"

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Así me entero de lo que vale un peine. Gracias
Así es, Sosia y Poli.

Poli, just on the expression you used, Oxford Superlex gives:
te vas a/se va a enterar de lo que vale un peine (Esp fam) you’ll/he’ll soon find out what’s what (colloq)

(Moliner also has it with "de")
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Así nos luce el pelo is an idiomatic expression that means something like "that's the awful state we're in."

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