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Le ragazze vistose attirano i mosconi

English translation: like flies to a honeypot

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Italian term or phrase:attirare i mosconi
English translation:like flies to a honeypot
Entered by: Angela Arnone
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10:49 Jan 7, 2001
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Italian term or phrase: Le ragazze vistose attirano i mosconi
I am translating a short story from Italian. This advice is given to a young rather plain girl by her interfering mother as she allows her daughter to stay alone with her boyfriend in the parlor in hopes that she will get a marriage proposal. The sotry was written in 1935. Is this a well-known expression or is the writer showing here that the motehr as usual gives advice that contradicts her behavior.
Carol
flashy girls attract men like flies to a honeypot
Explanation:
This is a bit longer than the Italian but the concept is that of "flies/honeypot".
If I am not mistaken there is also a more vulgar version but it definitely isn't in order here.
Have fun
Angela
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naflashy girls attract men like flies to a honeypot
Angela Arnone


  

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flashy girls attract men like flies to a honeypot


Explanation:
This is a bit longer than the Italian but the concept is that of "flies/honeypot".
If I am not mistaken there is also a more vulgar version but it definitely isn't in order here.
Have fun
Angela


Angela Arnone
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