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Mexican Slang Meaning

English: The news spread like wildfire.

Spanish: La Noticia Corrió Como Pólvora.

Type: Expression

Literal Meaning: The news spread like dust.

Meaning: The news spread like wildfire.

Cuando el campesino vio los cinco círculos---la mayoría de dos metros de diámetro---en sus campos de avena, lo mencionó a su vecino. De allí la noticia corrió como pólvora por el pueblo. (When the farmer saw the five crop circles---most of which were two meters in diameter---in his oats fields, he mentioned it to his neighbor. The news then spread like wildfire through the town.)

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