English translation: the early bird catches the worm(s)
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English to English translations [PRO] General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
English term or phrase:catch the worms
This is a literary text in which 2 men find each other on the beach. The American says:
--Hey, Paco, I didn't know you were here this early.
The Spaniard answers:
--Catch the worms. Isn't that what the Americans say, señor? I will get a lounge chair for you.
Could you please help me understand the meaning of this expression "catch the worms"? could it be that the Spaniard is misusing another expression? if so, which?