consuelo de bobo

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish consuelo de ("consolation") and bobo ("idiot").

Phrase[edit]

consuelo de bobo

  1. Mock consolation; consolation meant to relieve only temporarily.
    Ang mga serbisyo ng gobyerno: pamimigay ng kaunting pera, pabahay, mga scholarship -- consuelo de bobo 'yan kung hindi naman ito sinadyang magtagal o ipaganda ang buhay ng mas nakararami.
    Government services: handing out some cash, housing projects, scholarships -- these serve as consolation for idiots if these aren't meant to last or better the lives of the majority.