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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucifer View Post
    Don't know what it means, and I haven't used the word garabato in a long, long time.

    By the way, Garabato Sackey was a legendary Dominican baseball/softball player.
    In this case the word garabato doesn't means scribble, people in DR call garabato the wire where they hang meat to dry up on the sun.

    The phrase is used by Dominicans when trying to say that something is still available but not because of lack of offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marianopolita View Post
    Is that your first time hearing that expression?
    It is very common in the Spanish-speaking world and in English too.
    i do not remember seeing it before. usually dominican media use a phrase "en flagrante delito".
    like here: http://eldia.com.do/detienen-47-pers...rullaje-mixto/

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    i do not remember seeing it before. usually dominican media use a phrase "en flagrante delito".
    like here: http://eldia.com.do/detienen-47-pers...rullaje-mixto/


    Yes, that is another option but to me with that expression the first thing that comes to mind is caught in the act (of a crime). A little journalistic style may be a factor. However, the meaning is essentially the same.


    A few came to mind this morning that I use now and then:


    Agua que no has de beber déjala correr

    Para gustos se hicieron los colores- very common

    A buen entendedor pocas palabras bastan



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