cotto e mangiato

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the expression cotto e mangiato, which means on the spur of the momentIt refers to something that is done quickly and spontaneously without my thought or planning. Don’t forget that these two words are adjectives formed from the past participles of cuocere and mangiare and must agree in gender and number with the noun(s) they modify! See the expression used below:

Questa gita a Napoli è stata proprio cotta e mangiata: abbiamo deciso di partire stamattina ed eccoci qua, a bere un buonissimo caffè vicino a Piazza del Plebiscito.

This trip to Naples was really taken on the spur of the moment: we decided to leave this morning and here we are, drinking a very good coffee near the Piazza del Plebiscito.

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