Fare carte false

Fare carte false in Italian

Fare carte false
To sell your mother, to do anything

Literal translationTo make fake papers
MeaningYou are willing to go to any length to achieve your goal
IPA pronunciation/ˈfaːre ˈkarte ˈfalse/

Where does this come from? Forging documents is a crimine, crime. If you are willing to forge some official document, such as your degree or ID, to reach a certain goal, you are literally making “fake papers”.

drawing of a woman scammed online

For example, you can say…

Farei carte false per avere il suo lavoro.
I would do anything to get his job.

Qualsiasi persona farebbe carte false per avere una casa così grande.
Any person would sell their mother to have such a large house.

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