Odd Spanish Expressions: Tener los Huevos de Corbata!

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It seems like, in any language, male genitalia is used to express feelings and emotions. “Tener los huevos de corbata” is a Castilian expression translating to “to wear your balls as a tie”. What it really means is that you feel tense or nervous. It is also common to hold your throat while saying this expression. As if to say ‘this is where I have my balls’- con los huevos aquí- when they want to express nervousness or fear.


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