English translation: Established in almost total discretion
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12:02 Feb 21, 2005
Italian to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / article about an auto magazine
Italian term or phrase:in punta di piedi
This is taken from a text describing the history and growth of a magazine.
"Nato quasi ***in punta di piedi***, si è progressivamente affermato scalando le posizioni di vertice nella diffusione, nel prestigio, nell’autorevolezza."
I imagine it means it was born from, or had, almost nothing when it started out but has steadily gone from strength to strength. Any nice, snappy was of saying "in punta di piedi"?