fare la gavetta
Parola del giorno | Word of the day
Today's Parola del Giorno is the expression, fare la gavetta, which means to pay one's dues or to cut one's teeth.
This expression is used to describe how a person must slog it out at the bottom of the ladder first before progressing to bigger and better things.
Literally, the gavetta is the mess tin that soldiers would eat their mess rations from. My g…