essere a cavallo

Today’s Parola del Giorno is the expression essere a cavallo, which means to be well on one’s way. It literally means to be on the horse, but it refers to someone who has made great strides in some activity or goal and is now moving toward accomplishing it.

See the expression used below:

Dopo anni di studi, Annalisa si è finalmente laureata in medicina. Il prossimo mese comincia un nuovo lavoro in ospedale, compra una casa in centro, e può finalmente vivere da sola. È proprio a cavallo!

After years of study, Annalisa finally graduated in medicine. Next month she starts a new job at the hospital, is buying a house downtown, and can finally live on her own. She is really well on her way!

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