By Pacis puella, in 'Latin Phrases', Mar 5, 2013.
I know, right. The roman version is much more badass.
Bene vasatus = well-equipped, i.e. mentulatus.
Read in the Historia Augusta.
Munditias facere = "to make cleannesses", i.e. "to clean or tidy up"
Just stumbled upon this fortuitously in the dictionary, but it occurs in Plautus and Cato.
manum inicere: 2. In a jurid. sense, to seize, take possession of, as one's property, without a previous judicial decision (which was permitted, e. g. to a master on meeting with his runaway slave; v. injectio)
Found this in that 12 tables sentence "si calvitur pedemve struit, manum endo iacito"
There's a second idiom there, actually:
Fumum/fumos vendere = "to sell smoke(s)", i.e. "to make empty promises"
Omnia summa facere = "to do all utmost things" = "to do one's utmost".
Just chanced upon it in the dictionary; it occurs in Lucilius and Cicero.
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