Literally: to have a nail fixed in the head. But don’t worry, not in reality!


Avere un chiodo fisso in testa means to be fixated on something; to have a mania, something that keeps our mind concentrated just on it. It could be something like “Jane thinks always about her boyfriend…she’s fixated on him!”

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