I was told it has something to do with being dishonest. I think it is something like "Contrary to popular belief".

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I have heard "meter aguja para sacar hilo" o "meter hilo para sacar hebra".

It means to start a conversation and hold it/twist it in some way to indirectly get information on a related topic.

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    Aug 26, 2020 at 22:46
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    Aug 29, 2020 at 3:00

You say a little lie to get a big truth

  • [to tell a lie, not say]
    – Lambie
    Feb 2, 2022 at 15:39

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