Scendere dal piedistallo

Scendere dal piedistallo in Italian

Scendere dal piedistallo
To get off your high horse

Literal translationTo get off the pedestal
MeaningDescribing someone who feels superior to anyone else
IPA pronunciation/ˈʃɛndere dal pjɛdiˈstallo/

Where does this come from? When you’re on a pedestal, you’re looking at everyone from the top down. You’re standing in a crowd, you’re highly visible…as you think you deserve to be. When you get off the pedestal, you’re back into the crowd. You are no longer in a higher position, but you are just like everybody else. You are humbled.

snickering princess

For example, you can say…

Ilenia dovrebbe scendere dal piedistallo.
Ilenia should get off her high horse.

Lucrezia si crede una principessa. Qualcuno dovrebbe farla scendere dal piedistallo.
Lucrezia thinks of herself as a princess. Someone should get her off her high horse.


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