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SPEECH EXPRESSION

THE BREAD IS BREAD, THE WINE IS WINE. (TRANSLATION)
EL PAN, (SPANISH) PAN, EL VINO, VINO,

Submitter comment: IT MEANS TO CALL A THING FOR WHAT IT IS. IT IS SIMILAR TO THE
EXPRESSION 'CALL A SPADE A SPADE.'
THE EXPRESSION IS USED IN MOST SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES, AND CAN
BE TRACED BACK TO THE DAYS OF THE MOORS IN SPAIN.
LEARNED IN THE INFORMANTS SPANISH CLASS.

Where learned: SOUTH AMERICA

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ACCURACY? ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ACCURACY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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Proverb

Hit the nail on the head

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Keyword(s): ACCURACY ; Correct ; Dead-on ; METAPHOR ; Nail ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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