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Is "essere dietro a [infinitive]" widely understood as "star [gerund]"?

In Lombardy, I often hear phrases like sono dietro a cercare qualcosa to mean sto cercando qualcosa. Is that widely understood, or is there another way to translate the Present Progressive used in ...
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Sapreste dirmi perché alcuni dicono "mi dai il tiro" quando chiedono che il portone di un edificio sia aperto?

Quando soggiorno in Emilia-Romagna sento spesso dire "mi dai il tiro". Considerato che ciò accade quando qualcuno chiede a qualcun altro di aprire il portone di un edificio, sapreste dirmi qual è l'...
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Is "essere fuori come un balcone" a well recognized expression in regional usages?

Is "essere fuori come un balcone" a well recognized phrase in regional usages? One time I tell it to a person in Sicily, who was badly parking their car, and I had the impression that they didn't ...
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