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19:44 Dec 12, 2003
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Italian term or phrase: boiardi
There may be a colloquial meaning. Looking especially, but not exclusively, for use in 1930s, perhaps indicating someone or ones who exit, leave, etc.
Roger Wendell
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mariela valente
4Chef BoyardeeLaurel Porter


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Explanation:
"Boiardo" is a slang expression which was very common in Italy until the early '90s, referred to those managers of the state-owned industry who were very good at recycling themselves through different assignments, mostly due to political aid. I searched for some translation, without finding it, but if it fits within your context you may be able to find some English expression for it.
Hope it helps
Best Wishes
Mariela

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Helpful, but looking for a closer fit with Ezra Pound

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agree  Anita M. A. Mazzoli
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Chef Boyardee


Explanation:
This may be a ref to Italians who emigrate (prob. to the US) and make it big. This man, Hector (Ettore?) Boiardi, is definitely an iconic Italian-American success story.


    Reference: http://dawgnet.butler.edu/archive/951102/1800.html
    Reference: http://www.snopes.com/business/names/boyardee.asp
Laurel Porter
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PRO pts in pair: 36
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Hector was not yet famous in 1930s.
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