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payer en bonnes espèces sonnantes (et trébuchantes)To pay in hard cash.added by anonymous
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payer d’audaceTo put on a bold face; To brazen a thing out.added by anonymous
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payer de sa personneTo bravely expose oneself to danger; To risk one’s skin.added by anonymous
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payer argent comptantTo pay ready money; To pay in hard cash.added by anonymous
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pauvreté n’est pas vicePoverty is no crime.added by anonymous
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passons l’éponge là-dessusLet us say no more about it; Let us forget all about it; Let bygones be bygones.added by anonymous
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passons au délugeWe know all about that, let us come to the point; Don’t let us go over all that again, we will take it for granted.added by anonymous
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passez-moi ce mot-làExcuse the expression.added by anonymous
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passer un mauvais quart d’heureTo have a bad time of it.added by anonymous
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passer sur une chose comme un chat sur la braiseTo pass lightly over a subject.added by anonymous
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passer au fil de l’épéeTo put to the sword.added by anonymous
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passer à pleines voiles à travers les mailles de la justiceTo drive a coach-and-four through an Act of Parliament.added by anonymous
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passe-moi la casse (rhubarbe), je te passerai le sénéClaw me and I’ll claw thee; One hand washes the other, and both wash the face.added by anonymous
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pas si bêteNot so green, foolish.added by anonymous
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pas que je sacheNot to my knowledge.added by anonymous
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pas possible!You don’t say so! “Well, I never!”added by anonymous
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pas plus que ça?; rien que ça?Is that all?added by anonymous
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pas plus gros que rienNext to nothing.added by anonymous
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pas dans le trainNot up-to-date; Of an older school.added by anonymous
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partir du bon piedTo put one’s best foot foremost.added by anonymous
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parler tout son soûl (pop.)To speak to one’s heart’s content.added by anonymous
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parler français comme une vache espagnoleTo speak French very badly.added by anonymous
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parler d’abondanceTo speak extempore.added by anonymous
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parler clair et netTo speak plainly.added by anonymous
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parler avec abondanceTo speak fluently.added by anonymous
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paris ne s’est pas fait en un jourRome was not built in a day.added by anonymous
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parier il y a cent (or, gros) à parier qu’ils ne reviendront pasThe odds are that they will not come back.added by anonymous
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par monts et par vauxUp hill and down dale.added by anonymous
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par le temps qui courtNowadays; As times go.added by anonymous
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par dessus les oreillesOver head and ears.added by anonymous
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par dessus le marchéInto the bargain; Over and above.added by anonymous
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par bonheurAs luck would have it.added by anonymous
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paix et peuAnything for a quiet life.added by anonymous
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pain tant qu’il dure, vin à mesureEat at pleasure, drink by measure.added by anonymous
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pain dérobé réveille appétitStolen joys are sweet.added by anonymous
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ouvrez l’œil, et le bon! (fam.)Look out!added by anonymous
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ouvrage hâté, ouvrage gâtéHaste makes waste.added by anonymous
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oublions le passéLet bygones be bygones.added by anonymous
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où voulez-vous en venir?What are you driving at? What is your drift?added by anonymous
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ou tôt ou tard, ou près ou loin, le fort du faible a besoinThe lion had need of the mouse.added by anonymous
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où sont mes affaires?Where are my things?added by anonymous
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où sont les neiges d’antan?Where are the snows of yester-year?added by anonymous
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où la chèvre est attachée il faut qu’elle brouteOne must bow to circumstances; One must put up with the inconveniences of one’s position if one can get nothing better; One must not expect more from life than life can give; We must take things as we find them.added by anonymous
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où il y a de la gêne il n’y a pas de plaisir (ironic.)There is nothing like making one’s self at home everywhere.added by anonymous
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où avez-vous donc l’esprit?What are you thinking of?added by anonymous
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ôte-toi de là que je m’y metteYou get out and let me get in.added by anonymous
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on y est très bienThe accommodation there is very good.added by anonymous
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on y aviseraWe will see to it.added by anonymous
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on voulait lui tirer les vers du nezThey wished to pump him.added by anonymous
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on veut nous mettre dedans (fam.)They want to entrap us, to take us in.added by anonymous
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