campa cavallo che l'erba cresce
(live, horse, and grass will grow) •
Used to say that you waiting for something is like a horse waiting for the grass to grow to eat. It's not happening anytime soon.
"sto aspettando che Giovanni mi risponda al messaggio"
"campa cavallo che l'erba cresce"
"I'm waiting for Giovanni to reply to my text"
"live, horse, and grass will grow"