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Handy Italian phrases to learn and use! Number 4

Published: 10/02/2021 By The Abode Team

Avere le braccine corte

English translation: To have short arms

This phrase is used to describe that person who never pays for coffees at the bar. We might call them "tight-fisted" or say they have "deep pockets" in English. Either way, the person you're describing seems to have trouble reaching for their cash.