sapere vita, morte e miracoli (di qualcuno)

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the expression, sapere vita, morte e miracoli (di qualcuno), which means to know everything there is to know about someone. Literally, it means to know life, death and miracles. The expression has its roots in the old hagiographic texts that would profile the lives of saints. See the expression used below in its context:

So vita, morte e miracoli di Freud! Se vuoi una mano con l’esame di psicologia, non esitare a chiedermela!

I know everything there is to know about Freud! If you want a hand with your psychology exam, don’t hesitate to ask me!

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