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Italian Idioms V

DARE PER SCONTATO to take for granted
D'ALTRO CANTO on the other hand
SOLO E SENZA AIUTO high and dry
AVERE IL PALLINO DI to be hooked on
CONOSCERE DA CIMA A FONDO to know the ins and outs
FACTOTUM a jack of all trades
AVERE UN COLPO DI FORTUNA to hit the jackpot
AL CORRENTE in the know
A DIR POCO to say the least
Ho dato per scontato che tu ci saresti stato I took it for granted that you'd be there
E meno costoso, ma d'altro canto ci vuole più tempo It's less expensive but, on the other hand, it takes more time
Mi ha lasciato solo e senza aiuto dopo il divorzio She left me high and dry after the divorce
I bambini hanno il pallino di leggere The children are hooked on reading
Lascia guidare lui, conosce questo luogo da cima a fondo Let him drive, he knows the ins and outs of this place
Mio zio era un factotum My uncle was a jack of all trades
Ha avuto un colpo di fortuna con il suo ultimo romanzo He has hit the jackpot with his latest novel
C'è stato un ingorgo stradale in centro There was a traffic jam in town
Per quelli al corrente la notizia non fu una sorpresa For those in the know the news was no surprise
Il tempo è stato terribile, a dir poco The weather was terrible, to say the least
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