Tirar pescao

English translation: set (s/o) up, bait a trap

01:42 Jan 12, 2020
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / Puerto Rican Slang
Spanish term or phrase: Tirar pescao
This is a Puerto Rican slang. No much context.
"Le tiro el pescao y despues lo mataron"
Maria Taggart
Local time: 20:32
English translation:set (s/o) up, bait a trap
Explanation:
Thanks to Tanya's comments and links, it seems that any appropriate synonym of "set a trap" should work in the context. The fishing metaphor evokes throwing out shark bait to catch the big one.
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neilmac
Spain
Local time: 02:32
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set (s/o) up, bait a trap


Explanation:
Thanks to Tanya's comments and links, it seems that any appropriate synonym of "set a trap" should work in the context. The fishing metaphor evokes throwing out shark bait to catch the big one.


    https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/set-up_1
neilmac
Spain
Local time: 02:32
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PRO pts in category: 187
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Asker: Thank you. "set up" fits perfectly.

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