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De zioba grasso tute łe boche łica. 'On fat thursday, all mouths can lick'

As many know, the term grasso (fat) in reference the two days of Carnival, Tuesday and Thursday, indicates a period in which particularly nutritious foods, sweets, or fats were consumed. This is because the period of the sette giorni grassi (seven ‘...


Tagiar ła testa al toro ‘Cut the the bulls head’ (To bite the bullet, to cut to the chase)

The meaning of this saying is well-known: to remove obstacles, to end something quickly, to put to end an issue without providing further alternatives, to get something done. What may not be known is that the Italian version of this saying seems...