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propre à tout et bon à rienJack of all trades and master of none.added by anonymous
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promettre et tenir sont deuxIt is one thing to promise, another to perform.added by anonymous
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prêter sermentTo take the oath.added by anonymous
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prêter le flanc à des reprochesTo lay oneself open to reproaches.added by anonymous
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prêter le flanc à ...To lay oneself open to...added by anonymous
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prêter à la petite semaineTo lend money at high interest for a short time.added by anonymous
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près du moûtier, à messe le dernierThe nearer the church, the farther from God.added by anonymous
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près de l’église, loin de dieuThe nearer the church, the farther from God.added by anonymous
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prenez-vous-en à vous-mêmeYou have yourself to thank for it.added by anonymous
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prenez votre courage à deux mainsSummon up all your courage.added by anonymous
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prends le premier conseil d’une femme et non le secondA woman’s instinct is better than her reason.added by anonymous
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prendre un air de feuTo go near the fire for a few minutes to warm oneself.added by anonymous
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prendre son élanTo take one’s spring (before a jump).added by anonymous
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prendre quelqu’un sur le faitTo take any one in the act.added by anonymous
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prendre quelqu’un la main dans le sacTo catch any one in the very act.added by anonymous
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prendre quelque chose pour argent comptantTo take something for gospel.added by anonymous
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prendre l’occasion aux cheveuxTo take time by the forelock. added by anonymous
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prendre l’habitTo become a monk or a nun (of the latter, To take the veil).added by anonymous
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prendre le largeTo run for the offing (nav.); To run away.added by anonymous
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prendre le haut du pavéTo take the wall.added by anonymous
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prendre le dessusTo gain the upper hand.added by anonymous
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prendre le chemin de l’école (or, des écoliers)To take the longest way (a roundabout way).added by anonymous
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prendre la balle au bondNot to miss an opportunity; To take time by the forelock; To make hay while the sun shines.added by anonymous
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prendre jourTo agree upon a day for an appointment.added by anonymous
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prendre du corpsTo get fat.added by anonymous
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prendre du champTo take a run (before leap); To have room before one (for an effort).added by anonymous
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prendre à tâcheTo make it one’s business.added by anonymous
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prêcher sept ans pour un carêmeTo do a great deal for little good.added by anonymous
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pourquoi restez-vous là les bras croisés?Why are you waiting there doing nothing?added by anonymous
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pourquoi faire?What for?added by anonymous
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pour un rien il se met dans tous ses états (fam.)He gets very excited over a mere trifle.added by anonymous
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pour un point (or, faute d’un point) martin perdit son âneFor want of a nail the shoe was lost (or, the miller lost his mare); Be careful of trifles.added by anonymous
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pour tout direIn a word.added by anonymous
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pour surcroît (or, comble) de malheur il tomba maladeTo crown his misfortunes he fell ill.added by anonymous
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pour sûr! (fam.)I should think so, indeed!added by anonymous
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pour se rendre compte de la choseTo get a clear idea of the matter.added by anonymous
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pour se faire la mainTo get one’s hand in (i.e. to get accustomed to the work).added by anonymous
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pour sauver les apparencesFor the sake of appearances.added by anonymous
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pour rien au mondeNot for the life of me.added by anonymous
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pour renfort de potageInto the bargain; In addition.added by anonymous
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pour qui connaîtTo any one who knows.added by anonymous
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pour peu que cela vous ennuieHowever little it annoys you.added by anonymous
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pour mieux direOr rather.added by anonymous
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pour le coup il ne m’échappera pasThis time he will not escape me.added by anonymous
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pour comble de malheur, il tomba maladeTo crown his misfortune, he fell ill.added by anonymous
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pour cela mêmeFor that very reason.added by anonymous
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pour cela je vous baise les mainsAs for that I will not do it; “No, thank you!”added by anonymous
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pour ça, non!Not a bit of it; Certainly not.added by anonymous
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pour ainsi direSo to speak.added by anonymous
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pour acquitReceived (on bills).added by anonymous
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