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lettera morta

English translation: remain a dead letter

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Italian term or phrase:lettera morta
English translation:remain a dead letter
Entered by: Grace Anderson
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08:35 Dec 4, 2000
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Italian term or phrase: lettera morta
(...) le leggi che già ci sono ma che paiono sempre lettera morta.
pietra
remain a dead lette
Explanation:
rimanere lettera morta = to remain a dead letter

ho trovato anche questo:
(fig.) to be in abeyance, essere messo da parte; essere lettera morta.

to fall on deaf ears restare lettera morta, restare inascoltato, cadere nel vuoto

restare/rimanere lettera morta to remain a dead letter, to *fall on deaf ears;
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Ilde Grimaldi
Local time: 12:15
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nadead letterKika
naremain a dead lette
Ilde Grimaldi


  

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remain a dead lette


Explanation:
rimanere lettera morta = to remain a dead letter

ho trovato anche questo:
(fig.) to be in abeyance, essere messo da parte; essere lettera morta.

to fall on deaf ears restare lettera morta, restare inascoltato, cadere nel vuoto

restare/rimanere lettera morta to remain a dead letter, to *fall on deaf ears;


Ilde Grimaldi
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dead letter


Explanation:
"...the alreay existing laws, which, however, seem to remain dead letter"

Kika

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