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But where do you come from? From the Soap Mountain?

Ma dando vieni? Dalla montagna del sapone?

Interesting story … it was said in Rome in the once upon old times. “To eat the soap” that is, making bubbles from the mouth. Bubbles = Air (scented by the way). Lack of consistency. To say nonsense. Flatter. Cheat.
And so it happened that, during Fascism, the Duce, engaged in diligent movements of entire neighborhoods, promised new and sparkling houses to the evacuees, built in the hilly village of Primavalle.
This valiant Roman neighborhood, a little higher than usual than the rest, earned the nickname of “soap mountain”, due to the scam with which the jaw-dropping dictator had deceived them. So … those who come from the soap mountain are naive, a little gullible, and more generally an unaware victim (at least at first since the Primavallesi soon realized how empty they were, as always, the words of politicians).

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The tongue hits where the tooth is in pain.

La lingua batte dove il dente duole.

It is often our weaknesses that provide the universe with an easy target. And when we have a problem, we can’t stop think about it, and remind ourselves of it. And by a strange law of attraction, a problem is followed by attention to the problem, which more often than not only makes things worse.

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With all the shoes

Con tutte le scarpe

You fell for it with all your shoes. You have lived this experience fully. But paying the consequences. Generally it refers to a joke and the metaphor takes us back to the river, where if you fall with all your shoes inside it is not a good thing. In fact it is sometimes nice to believe in something with all of ourselves, but equally wise it is to be cautious, and possibly barefoot…

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Beautiful on all wheels

Bella/o su tutte le rote

A compliment full of style! The reference is to the lottery wheel. In fact, each “important” city has its own specific wheel of fortune and therefore its own lottery. Fate has always been linked to beauty and love, in a visceral constant interweaving throughout our lives. Sometimes luck in the game does not go hand in hand with love (lucky in the game, bad lucky in love) and at the same time it is said that the graces of the blindfolded goddess do not discriminate (luck is blind).
It is an ancestral plot that after centuries of close relationship, playing a first-rate role within life, comes to remind us that a woman or a man can be beautiful on all the wheels, therefore in every city, wherever they are they fear no comparison.
Where the wheel turns, beauty can remain an irrefutable fact, although subjectively speaking.

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The drop that overflows the vase

La goccia che fa traboccare il vaso

Or if you prefer: patience has a limit. And sometimes if someone gets up even for a small thing (a drop) it is because many other previous drops have filled the jar of endurance. So if the reaction appears out of proportion we don’t just compare it with the last episode but with the whole series. It is important for interpersonal relationships and mutual understanding.
The wise said…

the dropppp!
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Inpapersheeped

Incartapecorito

It can be used in various ways. Generally it is an epithet aimed at those who have undergone rapid and evident aging such as to have a rather wrinkled appearance typical of sheep paper (material produced through the processing of sheepskin, on which it was once used to write). In the same way, it can be understood from a “spiritual” point of view, addressed to those who have a parched heart, and stiffened in outdated patterns. Sayng to someone “inpapershipped” also can be an exhortation to unlock. The sheep paper is rigid and wrinkled, it can be also addressed to those who, at a particular moment, remain enchanted without uttering a word. es. Wake up! Are you “inpapershipped”?

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A knight between two ladies looks like salami

Un cavaliere tra due dame fa la figura del salame

And in the same way I would say that a lady between two knights makes the same ugly figure.
Clarity is the basis of relationships! Isn’t that so? A prolonged indecision condition easily backfires. Having two ladies (or two knights) may imply that, not only we are not able to choose, but also that we probably are not been chosen despite the double chance.

un cavaliere tra due dame
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Never a joy

Mai una gioia

When a small sentence perfectly express a complex mood of disillusionment and pessimism.
An existential awareness that, in life, sometimes, conditions are so adverse, and apparently lead to an inevitable destiny. And after all, at the bottom of the page, we find a faint light of hope, which reveals that sooner or later things will change.

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