Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Caer el Veinte

Caer el veinte means to suddenly realize something after the fact. Equivalent to "the penny dropped." Phone booths in Mexico used to take only twenty-cent coins (veintes) for a long time. 

Example: Hasta ahorita me cay├│ el veinte de que mi ex me hizo de chivo los tamales. (I just realized that my ex was cheating on me).

1 comment:

  1. i wondered where that expression came from...