Atar los perros con longanizas / To tie the dogs with sausages

To spend money or other valuable resources without prior consideration, to waste

The proverb has the origin in a village of Salamanca, famous for its sausage factory. One day an employee of the factory was in a hurry and couldn’t think of nothing better that tie a dog, who was trying to enter to the factory, to the leg of a bank using a sausages-string. When  a boy from village passed over there and watched the scene he was left speechless and he ran to spread the news: ..they’re so rich that they can even tie the dogs with sausages!

Other Proverbs

Agua de febrero, llena el granero
A la tercera va la vencida
Gallina vieja hace buen caldo
Haciendo y deshaciendo se va aprendiendo