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).