LA PRIMAVERA È QUI: espressioni e modi di dire sulla primavera

Impariamo alcune espressioni sulla primavera! Conosci per esempio il modo di dire “no spring chicken”?

Choose the right expression with ‘spring’ to fill in the gaps.

a) no spring chicken
b) spring out at
c) spring it on
d) spring into action
e) springs to my defense
f) spring in his step
g) spring to life
h) spring to his feet
i) spring to mind
j) spring up

1) My brother always ……….. when I need protection.
2) Let’s ………. and get this done quickly.
3) I almost had a heart attack when my niece ………. me from behind the door.
4) She is ………. but she still has at least three lovers.
5) You always ………. when I need somebody to talk to.
6) His parties never ………. until after midnight but they always last until dawn.
7) My grandfather ………. as if he was a young athlete.
8) I don’t want to ………. you but I invited some friends over for dinner tonight.
9) These boring topics ………. whenever your father joins the conversation.
10) He has had a ………. ever since his daughter was born last month.

Answers: 1) e, 2) d, 3) b, 4) a, 5) i, 6) g, 7) h, 8) c, 9) j, 10) f

no spring chicken – non é piú una ragazzina
to spring out at someone – saltare fuori (e spaventare qualcuno)
to spring something on someone – comunicare qualcosa all’improvviso a qualcuno
to spring into action – entrare in azione
to spring to someone’s defense – difendere qualcuno
to have a spring in someone’s step – camminare velocemente
to spring to life – prendere vita, risuscitare
to spring to someone’s feet – alzarsi velocemente
to spring to mind – viene in mente
to spring up – sorge (una domana per esempio) 


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