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Tagliato con l'accetta
uncouth
Tarpare le ali
to clip s.o. wings
Sempre la stessa antifona
the same old song
Campato in aria
unrealistic
Un boccone amaro
a bitter pill
Tirare in ballo
to bring up( a conversation)
Tenere bordone
to act as s.o. accomplice
Diventare un burro
to turn quite sweet
Calare le braghe
To give up
Struggersi come una candela
To pine away
A cavalluccio di qualcuno
On someones shoulders
Stare alle costole
To follow like a shadow
Per conto proprio
On ones own
A denti stretti
Through great effort
Starsene in disparte
To keep aloof
Mancare un ette
to just barely avoid
Far fagotto
to pack up
Farina del diavolo
Things bought dishonestly
Toccare ferro
To cross ones fingers
Pagare il fio
To pay the consequences
A fior di pelle
Superficial(una ferita a fior di pelle)
Mangiare la foglia
To get wise
Raccontare frottole
To tell tall stories
Toccare il fondo
To hit bottom
Venirne fuori
To come out of it
Tornare a galla
To come up again
Tenersi a galla
To keep ones head above water
Gatta ci cova
There's more to this than meets the eye
Prendere sotto gamba
Not to take seriously
Fare lo gnorri
To pretend not to understand
Fare gola
to tempt
Battere la grancassa
To make a big deal out of
Stare in guardia
To be aware
Prendere gusto
To take a liking to
Fare l'innocentino
To look innocent
L'iradiddio
An incredible amount
Avere le lacrime in tasca
To cry easily
Fare largo
To make way
sapere di latte
Still wet behind the ears
Alla lettera
literally
Li per li
On the spur of the moment
Venire alla luce
to come to light
Chiedere lumi
To ask advice
Tra il lusco e il brusco
Unexpectantly
Di primo mano
Firsthand
Sfruttare il massimo
To make the most of
Tanto meglio
So much the better
Conoscere(sapere) a menadito
To know like a book
Non fare mistero
To make no bones about
Non farebbe male a una mosca
To not hurt a fly
Fare il nesci
To play dumb
Venire al nocciolo
To come to the point
Farsi notare
To make oneself conspicuous
Dare i numeri
To go mad
Un' oca giuliva
Silly
Con tanto d'occhio
Longingly
Perdere d'occhio
To lose sight of
Fare l'occhiolino
To wink (at)
Seguire come un ombra
To follow like a shadow
Dire all;orecchio
To whisper
Fare da padrone
To act the boss
Togliersi il pane di bocca
To take the shirt off of ones back
Trovare pane per i propri denti
To meet ones match
Essere in panne
To have a breakdown
Prendere partito
To take sides
Passarci sopra
To ignore
Sapere come il paternostro
To know by heart
La paura fa novanta
Fear does strange things
Girare il dito nella piaga
To make matters worse
A picco
Down(Il nave ando' a picco)
predicare bene e razzolare male
To practice what one preaches
Prova del fuoco
Crucial test
Il segreto di pulcinella
An open secret
Alla stessa stregua
Just like
Riprendere quota
To be flying high again