Fatto trenta, fai trentuno

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the expression, Fatto trenta, Fai trentuno, which means In for a penny, in for a pound. In other words, you come this far, you might as well see it through. Gaia taught me this expression when we walked up the Scalone Castel San Pietro. We were almost at the top, and I started to complain, and Gaia remarked “Fai trenta, fai trentuno” – meaning, we’ve come this far, we better finish what we started! See the expression used below:

Ho speso molti soldi questo mese tra la macchina nuova e il viaggio in Kenya. Però ho pensato: non faccio mai qualcosa per me, questa volta voglio il massimo. Ho fatto trenta, faccio trentuno!

I spent a lot of money this month between the new car and the trip to Kenya. But I thought: I never do anything for myself, this time I want the most. I was in for a penny, now I’m in for a pound!

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