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an empty sack can't stand

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by Habis, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. Habis Junior Member

    Spanish / Spain
    Hello. I´ve come across this sentence in the book I'm reading. I think it could be an idiom. Can you tell what it means?

    This is the context:
    A woman has prepared the dinner. Her husband says:
    - "My Godm Sarah. You've surpassed yourself again".
    The wife smiles and says:
    - "Well, an empty sack can't stand, Isaac".
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2014
  2. FranParis

    FranParis Senior Member

    Paris
    Français - France
    It means when you don't eat you can't work properly:

    Saco vacío no se mantiene de pie.
     

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