Meaning: "los pies de los caballos"

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Hello!

I came across this phrase in a newspaper and I'm assuming it's an idiom, but I can't find it online. Any ideas would be appreciated!

"Eso nos deja a los pies de los caballos"

Thanks!

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updated ABR 23, 2009
posted by Larsa

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El dicho popular dice "meterse en las patas de los caballos" = to get in troubles!

updated ABR 23, 2009
posted by AntMexico
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Los caballos no tienen pies.
Los caballos tienen patas.

Disclaimer, I could be wrong

updated ABR 23, 2009
posted by 00769608
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"Eso nos deja a los pies de los caballos"

Thanks!

Nos deja sin defensa, desamparados...

updated ABR 22, 2009
posted by 00494d19
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"Estar a los pies de los caballos": to be heartbroken and shunned by everybody; the last stage of human misery.

Source: http://books.google.ca/books'id=rTkLAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA11&output=html_text

The derivations of idioms are rarely apparent. To me this idiom evokes imagery of someone about to be trampled by horses or trod upon as something insignificant. I find it apt and descriptive.

updated ABR 22, 2009
posted by 0074b507
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"Estar a los pies de los caballos": to be heartbroken and shunned by everybody; the last stage of human misery.

Source: http://books.google.ca/books'id=rTkLAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA11&output=html_text

updated ABR 22, 2009
posted by 00719c95