Weird Italian Sayings, and What They Mean

Are you living in Italy and not sure what your Italian friends are going on about, even after a frantic search in your dictionary? You’re not alone.   There are some bizarre sayings in Italy that baffle even long-term expats. Here’s our guide to the best of the weird Italian sayings and what they mean.

Avere le braccine corte | To have short arms

There’s no need to take offence if an Italian acquaintance tells you your arms are short.  It may be a good idea to offer to buy them a drink though.  This is the saying Italians use when referring to stingy or cheap people (who seemingly are unable to reach their pockets to pay for anything).

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