sapere vita, morte e miracoli (di qualcuno)
Can one ever really know everything there is to know about someone?
Today's Parola del Giorno is the expression, sapere vita, morte e miracoli (di qualcuno), which means to know everything there is to know about someone.
Literally, it means to know life, death and miracles.
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The expression has its roots in the old hagiographic texts that would profile the lives of saints.
See the expression used below in its context:
So vita, morte e miracoli di Freud! Se vuoi una mano con l’esame di psicologia, non esitare a chiedermela!
I know everything there is to know about Freud! If you want a hand with your psychology exam, don't hesitate to ask me!
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