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padrone
Pronunciation: /paˈdrone/

Translation of padrone in English:

nome maschile

  • 3 (che ha potere, controllo)essere il padrone del paese, della città
    to rule the country, the city
    il padrone del mondo
    the ruler of the world
    essere padrone in casa propria
    to be master in one's own house
    non sono padrone del mio tempo essere padrone di fare
    to be free to do
    essere padrone di se stesso
    to be master of oneself, to be one's own man
    essere padrone della situazione
    to be (the) master of the situation
    essere il padrone del gioco
    to have the upper hand
    il mio Signore e padrone (Religion)
    my Lord and master
  • 4 (che ha padronanza)essere padrone di una lingua
    to have mastery command of a language
    essere padrone del proprio mestiere
    to really know one's job

Idioms

farla da padrone

to boss the show, to rule the roost, to throw one's weight about o around

servire due -i

to serve two masters

i buoni -i fanno i buoni servitori

= one leads by example

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