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2016 gennaio-febbraio


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straw
paglia/cannuccia
to-toss
“to throw gently or in a slightly careless way” (a coin)
chime
“a ringing sound made by a bell,or by a clock with a bell inside it”
livestock
bestiame (generico, “cattle” per bovini)
polka-dot
“a pois”
chauvinist
sciovinista/maschilista
to ward off
“to do something to prevent someone or something from harming you”
to turn over a new leaf
“voltar pagina” (cambiar vita,abitudini)
to have a whale of a time
“to have a lot of fun”
with a bang
“in a very exciting or successful way”
slate
ardesia,lavagna/tegola (“to start with a clean s.”)
to tempt fate
“sfidare la sorte”
New Year
capodanno/ultimo dell'anno (maiuscole!)
lavish
prodigo,generoso,munifico (banquet,lifestyle,present,praise)
perk
“benefit”,extra/vantaggio,lato positivo
banner
striscione/stendardo
to take a poor view of
“to not approve of something”
broke
“al verde” (to be...)
jaw
mascella
undernourished
denutrito
measles
morbillo
squeamish
schizzionoso,schifiltoso/impressionabile “easily shocked or upset by something unpleasant”
unsavoury
ripugnante,sgradevole “involving unpleasant, dishonest, or immoral things that you do not want to think or talk about”
foreboding
“making you feel that something bad will happen” (anche sost.: “cattivo presentimento”)
moot point
punto discutibile,opinabile/accademico,teorico (“of little or no practical value or meaning; purely academic”)
mull
pensarci su,rimuginare (over) “to think carefully about something over a period of time”