Fare fagotto

Fare fagotto in Italian

Fare fagotto
To pack up and leave in a hurry

Literal translationTo do [a] bundle
MeaningIt describes someone who leaves their house or a place in a hurry
IPA pronunciation/ˈfaːre faˈɡɔtto/

Where does this come from? When you leave hastily because you are unwanted, you don’t have much time to pack up your things in fancy luggage. You will bundle up, infagottare, all your things and just leave.

family leaving hastily

For example, you can say…

Carlo fa fagotto e se ne va di casa senza dire nulla a nessuno.
Carlo packs up and leaves the house without saying anything to anyone.

L’ostello era sporchissimo. Abbiamo fatto fagotto e siamo andati in un hotel.
The hostel was very dirty. We packed up and went to a hotel.

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