un progetto che era nell\'aria

23:44 Mar 31, 2019
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Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / In A Book On The History Of Geographical Explorations/Discoveries
Italian term or phrase: un progetto che era nell\'aria
Contesto:

La tragica conclusione del viaggio era dunque prevedibile. Ma i fratelli Vivaldi non potevano saperlo. Essi non fecero altro che mettere in atto un progetto che era nell'aria, concepito nell'ambito di quel ampliamento degli interessi mercantili dei Genovesi che aveva dato fino a quel momento ottimi risultati.

Molte Grazie,

Barbara
Barbara Cochran, MFA
United States
Local time: 02:23


Summary of answers provided
3 +2a project that was in the air [in the works]
JohnMcDove
4 +1a project that was on the cards
Lisa Jane


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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
a project that was on the cards


Explanation:
I think this is a similar English idiom

Lisa Jane
Italy
Local time: 08:23
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 400

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Fabrizio Zambuto
3 days 10 hrs
  -> Grazie Fabrizio!
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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
a project that was in the air [in the works]


Explanation:
They did nothing but implement a project that was in the works,

The project was "in progress", still being worked on...

JohnMcDove
United States
Local time: 23:23
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Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in category: 12

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  philgoddard: Since there's an exact English equivalent, you may as well use it.
12 mins
  -> Grazie mile! :-)

agree  Fabrizio Zambuto
3 days 10 hrs
  -> Grazie, Fabrizio!
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