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Meaning of "avere la botte piena, la moglie ubriaca e l'uva sulla vigna"
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It has the same meaning of the expression "have your cake and eat it too", that is, when there's a tradeoff you cannot have both things at the same time. In this case you have three parts: botte ...

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'aver sceso le scale' versus 'essere sceso dalle scale'
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''avere'' is used for transitive verbs (like ''avere mangiato''), while ''essere'' is used for intransitive ones (like ''sono ammalato''). ''Scendere'' has two meanings, in the first case it's ...

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