A Dios rogando y con el mazo dando

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  • Inglés: Praying to God but hitting with the mallet
    Meaning: Pray to God but also do your part (work for it). This is the right interpretation of this proverb, or at least the only one officially accepted by the Real Academia de la Lengua (Spanish normative language regulation institution).
    Meaning: Hypocrisy: being religious and at the same time not being good to other people. While this interpretation is widely spread among Spanish speakers, it is a common mistake, which is neither right nor officially accepted by the Real Academia de la Lengua (Spanish normative language regulation institution).
    Meaning: Beg from God but never forget to strike your blows with your hammer.
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