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

No hay que empezar la casa por el tejado
A fleeing enemy, silver bridge ( A enemigo que huye puente de plata)
Who grasps at too much loses everything
Appetite comes with eating

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