(ESSERE IN) GAMBA – Word of the Week today is GAMBA: la gamba – (leg), le gambe (legs)
In Italian we say “ ESSERE IN GAMBA” for being clever, intelligent, capable, skilled, strong . It comes from “CAMMINARE SULLE PROPRIE GAMBE” , walking without help, being able to handle any situation.
The expression is also used for “ being healthy and in good shape”, being fit.
So…Allora, I wish you all to be IN GAMBA or even more…IN GAMBISSIMA!!!! (Super in gamba)
More expressions with Gambe:
Mandare tutto a gambe all’aria : head over heels; to go belly up
Darsela a gambe: to take to one’a heels
Prendere sotto gamba: Underestimate something ; not to take seriously
Sono delle ragazze veramente in gamba!