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Top ten: Things Italian mothers say

Top ten: Things Italian mothers say
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Italian mothers are renowned worldwide for their close relationships with their children. But while they may come across as over-protective, they ultimately do it because they care. Here, The Local lists ten things she might say.

Anyone who has first-hand experience of an Italian mother or mother-in-law will know that she is a force to be reckoned with.

As long as she is around you can rest assured you'll never skip a meal or leave the house in winter without looking like an Eskimo.

Here, The Local has compiled ten phrases that you would be likely to hear from an Italian mother.

Click here to see our gallery of ten things an Italian mother would say

by Maya Acharya

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