Spanish idioms: Meter la pata
Meter la pata means to make a mistake or say something inappropriate.
Synonyms of the expression «meter la pata«: equivocarse, errar, desacertar, fallar, confundirse, marrar, patinar
Origin of the expression «meter la pata«: the most likely explanation, although there is some other, is that this expression is related to the world of hunting. In Spanish, we call “pata” to the extremities of the animals. That’s why when an animal screws up in a hunter’s trap, it’s made a mistake. Ha metido la pata.
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