rubicondo da bidello

10:49 Jan 22, 2003
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Italian term or phrase: rubicondo da bidello
idiomatic expression
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Local time: 04:15


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3 +1as ruddy as a furnace
Russell Jones


  

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as ruddy as a furnace


Explanation:
Two examples:
John Dickson Carr (He Who Whispers)
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/jdcarr.htm and Sir W. Scott (The Pirate)
http://kenji.cnu.ac.kr/my/references/phrase/data/213.html
Also:
As ruddy as a winter berry (C. Dickens)
www.wrhine.com/story/cricket_hearth003.html
As ruddy as a rose (Mélanie Hahnemann)
www.homeoint.org/books4/bradford/chapter69.htm
Perhaps "as ruddy as a janitor" would work just as well though.



    Reference: http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/jdcarr.htm
    Reference: http://www.wrhine.com/story/cricket_hearth003.html
Russell Jones
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:15
Native speaker of: English
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