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10:49 Jan 22, 2003
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Italian term or phrase: rubicondo da bidello
idiomatic expression
Local time: 20:58

Summary of answers provided
3 +1as ruddy as a furnace
Russell Jones



1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
as ruddy as a furnace

Two examples:
John Dickson Carr (He Who Whispers)
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/jdcarr.htm and Sir W. Scott (The Pirate)
As ruddy as a winter berry (C. Dickens)
As ruddy as a rose (Mélanie Hahnemann)
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: 20:58
Native speaker of: English
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