essere in alto mare

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Today’s Parola del Giorno is the verb expression, essere in alto mare, which means to have a long way to go. Literally, it means to be on the high seas, in other words, far from any point of reference, a common danger back in the day when having a point of reference was important for sailing. See the expression used below in its context:

L’esame di storia è fra due settimane ed io sono ancora in alto mare: devo ancora studiare due libri e scrivere un saggio di 4 pagine. Non so se riuscirò a finire tutto!

The history exam is in two weeks, and I still have a long way to go: I still have to study two books and write a four page essay. I don’t know if I will be able to finish everything!

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