Dopo sette fette, ha capito che era polenta*
* After seven slices, s/he realized it was polenta
Lombardy and Tessin,
Italy and Switzerland
On Rare Occasion
Mostly old people
Used to describe someone who realizes something obvious, especially after doing the same thing in a more long or difficult way for a long time.
Note: In the past, polenta was the main meal for people living in the Northern Italian countryside, so everyone knew how it tasted and it was impossibile not to recognize that you were eating it. The number of slices of polenta may vary basing on the area.
"Ieri mio fratello ha scoperto che può sbloccare il suo telefono con l'impronta digitale." "Beh, dopo sette fette ha capito che era polenta!"
"Yesterday my brother discovered he can unlock his phone with his fingerprint." "Well, after seven slices he realized it was polenta!"
Submitted November 2020
Confirmed by 2 people