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fame
Pronunciation: / ˈfame /

Translation of fame in English:

nome femminile

  • 3 [figurato] (grande desiderio) See examples:fame di giustizia, libertà
    hunger for justice, freedom

Idioms

la fame caccia il lupo dal bosco o dalla tana

essere brutto come la fame

to be as ugly as sin

lungo come la fame

(persona)
= lanky
(lavoro)
= never-ending

fare la fame

to be in dire (financial) straits

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