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Old October 14, 2010, 06:07 PM
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I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him

Is there an equivalent phrase in Spanish?
Me ayuda si corrige mis errores. Gracias.
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Old October 14, 2010, 07:50 PM
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no me fío de él ni un pelo

no fiarse un pelo
no fiarse en absoluto
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Old October 14, 2010, 09:12 PM
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Aunque no es lo mismo, pero está relacionado, está este dicho:
(Se encuentra en Moliner)
Fíate de la Virgen, pero corre [o ...y no corras] (informal). Expresión irónica, más en la segunda forma, con que se comenta que alguien está demasiado confiado en alguna ayuda que ha de recibir descuidando hacer lo que está en su mano para el mismo fin, y se le recomienda que no obre así.
Lo propio de la verdad es que se basta a sí misma, aquel que la posee no intenta convencer a nadie.
"An enemy is somebody who flatters you. A friend is somebody who criticizes the living daylights out of you."
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