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osso
also: pl. -i pl.f. -a
Pronunciation: / ˈɔsso /

Translation of osso in English:

nome maschile

  • 3
    also: pl.f. -a
    (resti) See examples:qui giacciono le -a dei caduti
    here lie the remains of those killed in war

Idioms

budget all'osso

very tight budget

in carne e -a

essere fatto di carne e -a

to be (only) flesh and blood

essere pelle e -a

to be a barebones, to be reduced to a skeleton

essere un sacco d'-a

to be a barebones o a bag of bones

farsi le -a

to cut one's teeth

un resoconto ridotto all'osso

a bare-bones account

lavoriamo con un organico ridotto all'osso

we are working with a skeleton crew

rompere le -a a qualcuno

to thrash the living daylights out of somebody

fare economia fino all'osso

to practise strict economy

essere marcio fino alle -a

to be rotten to the core

essere bagnato fino alle -a

to be soaked to the skin, to be soaked through

un osso duro

a hardcase, a toughie
[informale]

molla l'osso!

give it back! put it down!

sputa l'osso!

let it out! just say it!

Compounds

osso di balena

osso di seppia

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