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… ‘cartomante’ in inglese? future-teller destiny-teller fortune-teller La risposta corretta è la 3. Il sostantivo ‘fortune-teller’ indica ‘one that professes to foretell future events‘.  

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IDIOMS: TO SEE PINK SPIDERS

IDIOMS: TO SEE PINK SPIDERS

I fumi dell’alcol o l’astinenza possono causare brutti effetti sul corpo e sulla mente, per esempio possiamo “vedere ragni rosa”, come dicono in inglese. Si può usare la stessa frase con gli elefanti al posto dei ragni, il significato è lo stesso.  

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… ‘fifone/a’ in inglese? scare-dog scaredy-cat scare cat La risposta corretta è la 2. L’espressione ‘scaredy-cat’ si riferisce a ‘an unduly fearful person‘.  

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IDIOMS: YOU CAN’T HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT

IDIOMS: YOU CAN’T HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT

The proverbial idiom ‘You can’t have your cake and eat it’ means that one should not expect or try to have more than seems reasonable. The earliest recorded use of the phrase is in a letter from Thomas, Duke of Norfolk, to Henry VIII’s chief minister Thomas Cromwell, dated 14 March 1538, in which he […]

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… ‘buttarsi a capofitto’ in inglese? to throw oneself headfull to throw oneself headlong to throw oneself headwide La risposta corretta è la 2. L’espressione ‘to throw oneself headlong’ significa ‘to have extreme dedication’.  

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… ‘vacci piano’ in inglese? slow down it do it easy easy does it La risposta corretta è la 3. L’espressione ‘easy does it’ significa ‘slow down’.  

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… ‘che sfiga!’ in inglese? which misfortune! what a bummer! what a shame! La risposta corretta è la 2. “Bummer” è una parola informale che significa “a disappointing or unpleasant situation or experience”.  

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IDIOMS: THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

IDIOMS: THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM

“The elephant in the room” is an idiom for a problem or controversial issue that is too big to ignore, but that everyone tries to avoid talking about because it will cause discomfort or conflict. In 1814, the Russian poet and writer Ivan Krylov wrote a fable, which tells of a man who goes to […]

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… ‘accompagnare cibo con una bibita’ in inglese? to wash down to wash up to wash off La risposta corretta è la 1. Il verbo “to wash down” significa “accompany or follow food with a drink”.  

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… ‘essere goloso/a’ in inglese? to have a sweet tooth to have a sweet teeth to be greedy La risposta corretta è la 1. L’espressione corretta, che significa ‘to have a propensity and preference for eating sugary foods’, è ‘to have a sweet tooth’ (‘tooth’ è il sostantivo singolare).  

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