Italian Italian Slang

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To be very smart. Avere sale in zucca.
How boring! Che barba!
To be up until the wee hours. Fare le ore piccole.
To speak without anyone listening. Parlare col muro.
What a sad and unhappy life! Che vita da cani!
To get really crazy. Bersi il cervello.
To be down. Essere giù di corda.
To be wrong about something. Prendere un granchio.
To be full of hot air. Essere gasato.
To be surprised and speechless. Restare di stucco.
To miss a very good occasion. Perdere il treno.
To be really angry. Avere un diavolo per capello.
More or less. A occhio e croce.
Without paying. A sbafo.
That was close! C’è mancato un pelo!
To fail. Fare fiasco.
To start all over again. Punto e accapo.
A source of never ending profit. Una gallina dalle uova d’oro.
To bite the bullet. Ingoiare il rospo.
To get nothing. Restare a bocca asciutta.

Learning Italian Slang

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