mandare a monte
Parola del giorno | Word of the day
Today's Parola del Giorno is the verb expression, mandare a monte, which means to scrap or to wreck.
The noun il monte can mean mountain or mount, but it can also be used to refer to a pile or heap.
This expression is usually used to describe projects or plans that you are scrapping because they unfeasible. This noun can also be used to quiet a rumor when you want to shut it down for good.
See the expression used below in its context:
Volevo laurearmi quest’anno, ma ho ancora due esami da fare. Adesso manderò a monte i miei piani: purtroppo la materia è troppo difficile e non credo di essere abbastanza preparato.
I wanted to graduate this year, but I still have two exams to take. Now I will scrap my plans: unfortunately, the material is too difficult, and I don't believe I will be prepared enough.