Píllalos robando

Spanish translation: catch them stealing (red handed)

11:14 Sep 30, 2018
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
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English term or phrase: Píllalos robando

Please, I would like to know if this expression is used or understood in Latin America. Especially in Mexico.
Spanish translation:catch them stealing (red handed)
No. Only in Puerto Rico.
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Steven Huddleston
Local time: 01:40
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thanks John for your answer
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3 +5catch them stealing (red handed)
Steven Huddleston

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píllalos robando
catch them stealing (red handed)

No. Only in Puerto Rico.

Steven Huddleston
Local time: 01:40
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thanks John for your answer

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neutral  Cecilia Gowar: Do you mean to say that expression is only undestood in PR? I beg to differ.
17 mins
  -> No, I am saying that the expression is only *commonly used* in Puerto Rico. Others may understand it, but do not use it, or have to look it up.

agree  Mónica Algazi
2 hrs
  -> ¡Gracias, Mónica!

agree  Barbara Cochran, MFA
2 hrs
  -> ¡Gracias, Barbara!

agree  Marie Wilson
2 hrs
  -> ¡Gracias, Marie!

agree  Phoenix III
4 hrs
  -> ¡Gracias, Phoenix!

agree  JohnMcDove: el PRI actúa como el ratero que cuando se ve [***]pillado[***] grita: "¡Al ladrón, al ladrón!". AUTOR: PRENSA TÍTULO: Diario de Yucatán, 17/07/1996 : Preparan en Tabasco la resistencia civil contra el gobernador Madraz ... PAÍS: MÉXICO
9 hrs
  -> ¡Gracias, John!
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