Juan is looking around the house for clues. He then displays the things he found on a table. Among the things he found are two coins. He picks them up and says:

Pero bueno, diez pesos no están de más.

What does this phrase mean and how is it used?

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Estar de más means to be superfluous or unnecessary, so your sentence, which conveys a slight jocosity or sarcastic tone, can be translated as "10 pesos don't do any harm".


It can also mean "10 pesos more or less wont make a difference/impact/any harm".

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