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avere una brutta cera
to look ill
avere un piede nella tomba
to have one foot in the grave
beccarsi un raffreddore
to catch a cold
essere messo male
to be in bad shape
essere spacciato
I medici lo danno per spacciato
to be done for
The doctors say he's done for
guardare la morte in faccia
to look death in the face
reggere l' anima coi denti
to be at deaths door
ritrovare la forma
to get back into shape
sentirsi rinati
to feel reborn
sprizzare salute da tutti i pori
to be bursting with health
stare attenti alla linea
to watch ones figure
stare piu di la' che di qua
to be more dead than alive
ti facevo piu giovane
i thought you were younger
dare di stomaco
to vomit
farsi la bua
to get hurt
voltare gli occhi
to pass out
fare il giro dei locali
to paint the town red
avere le mani d'oro
to have hands of gold
cavarsela
to be able to manage
saperci fare con
Eric Clapton ci sa fare con la chitarra
to really know how to do something
EC can really play the guitar
il clandestino
stowaway
la colf(collaboratrice familiare)
nanny
il rimpatrio forzato
deportation
lo scafista
navigator of ships carrying illegal immigrants
masterizzare
to burn a CD
scannerizzare
to scan
il tappetino
mouse pad
il collegamento
connection
il repliche
all the shows after the opening concert
lo strimpellatore
less than average guitar player
dare il la
to set the standard
sfondare
to make it, to break through
il burino
redneck
il polentone
derogatory term for a northener
lo stempiato
man with receding hair line
testa a pinolo
pinhead
il politichese
political talk
la tangente
kickback
l' inciucio
when opposing parties come to an agreement
gli annunci personali
personals
la cronaca nera
crime news
la cronaca rosa
tabloids
leggiucchiare
to skim
collana
series of stories
fare la recensione
to review
la trama
the plot
la sacrestia
vestry
essere un bacchettone
to be a moralist
essere tutta casa e chiesa
someone who stays home and goes to church only
predicare bene e razzolare male
to preach one thing, and practice another
fare la santarellina
to act like a saint
la cresima
confirmation
l'estrema unzione
last rites
non ce santo che tenga
at all costs
non essere uno stinco di santo
to be far from being a saint