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… ‘adagiarsi sugli allori’ in inglese? to rest on one’s laurels to relax on one’s laurels to relax on one’s bay leafs La risposta corretta la trovi nell’articolo sull’Oxford Botanic Garden di questo mese.  

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IDIOMS: TO RIDE A TIGER

IDIOMS: TO RIDE A TIGER

The tiger is an attractive but dangerous beast, and some borrowed idioms in English build on the animal’s reputation. To ‘catch’ or ‘have (got) a tiger by the tail’ or ‘to ride a tiger’ have similar meanings. They are derived from the Chinese proverb “He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount”, which was […]

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… ‘discorso di incitamento all’odio’ in inglese? hate discourse hate talk hate speech La risposta corretta la trovi nell’articolo su Prince Harry di questo mese.  

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… ‘fare una tripletta’ in inglese? to hit three scores to score a triple goal to score a hat-trick La risposta corretta la trovi nell’articolo su Headlines Wordplay di questo mese.  

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… ‘essere ripagato/a della stessa medaglia’ in inglese? to get a bite of one’s own medicine to get a taste of one’s own medicine to get a sip of one’s own medicine La risposta corretta la trovi nell’articolo su The Independence of Egypt di questo mese.  

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… ‘spianare la strada’ in inglese? to flat the road to pave the way to level the street La risposta corretta la trovi nell’articolo su Silicon Valley di questo mese.  

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… ‘a detta di tutti’ in inglese? to all accounts to all report to all according La risposta corretta la trovi nell’articolo sulla Short Story di questo mese.  

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… ‘conquistare il mondo’ in inglese? to get the world by storm to take the world by tempest to take the world by storm La risposta corretta la trovi nell’articolo sulla Korean Wave di questo mese.  

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… ‘decapitare’ in inglese? to headthrow to behead to headstand La risposta corretta la trovi nell’articolo sulla Tower of London di questo mese.  

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IDIOMS: NO MAGIC BULLET

IDIOMS: NO MAGIC BULLET

The expression ‘a magic bullet’ is used to refer to a substance or therapy capable of instantly and effectively destroying pathogens (a virus, bacteria or cancer cells), thus providing a side effect-free remedy for a disease or condition. The Nobel Prize-winning scientist Paul Ehrlich coined the term in 1906, using the German word ‘zauberkugel’ (magic […]

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