a mezz’asta

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the expression a mezz’asta, which means at half-mast. When a flag flies at half-mast, it usually signifies that someone has passed away or is lowered as a sign of respect, depending on the country and circumstance.

See the expression used below:

In segno di lutto per la morte del Presidente della Repubblica, le bandiere di tutti gli uffici pubblici non sventoleranno alte ma sventoleranno a mezz’asta.

As a sign of mourning due to the death of the President of the Republic, the flags of all public offices will not fly high but at half-mast.

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