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secco
pl. -chi -che

Translation of secco in English:

aggettivo

nome maschile

  • 1 (carenza di acqua)tirare in secco una barca
    to haul a boat
    essere in secco
    (barca)
    to be aground
    restare o rimanere in secco
    (barca)
    to run aground
  • 3
    also: a secco
    a secco
    (shampoo, rasatura)
    dry
    lavare a secco lavaggio a secco pila a secco essere a secco [figurato]
    (persona)
    to be broke o penniless o bust
    (serbatoio, conto in banca)
    to be empty
    restare o rimanere a secco [figurato]
    (persona)
    to be left penniless

Idioms

essere secco come un chiodo

to be as thin as a rake o a lath

fare secco qualcuno

to blow somebody away, to do somebody in

non vale un fico secco

[informale]
it's not worth a bean o a damn o a straw

non me ne importa un fico secco

[informale]
I don't care a fig o a straw, I don't give a damn o a jot

rimanerci o restarci secco

(morire)
to lose one's life, to bite the dust
(rimanere allibito)
to be flabbergasted, to be gaping in amazement o in wonder, to be pole-axed [informale]

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