in fretta e furia

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally, "in hurry and fury."

AdverbEdit

in fretta e furia

  1. hurriedly, in a rush, very quickly
    Synonyms: sbrigativamente, frettolosamente, affrettatamente
    • 2012, John Green, Giorgia Grilli, transl., Colpa delle Stelle [The Fault in our Stars], Mondadori, page 170:
      Quando sono arrivata a casa, la mamma e il papà erano al tavolo del salotto, ognuno col suo computer, e quando sono entrata la mamma ha chiuso il suo in fretta e furia.
      When I got home, Mom and Dad were at the dining room table on their separate laptops, and the moment I walked in the door, Mom slammed her laptop shut.
      (literally, “When I got home, Mom and Dad were at the dining room table, each one on their computer, and when I entered, Mom closed hers hurriedly.”)