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on verra de quel bois je me chauffeThey will see what stuff I am made of.added by anonymous
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on t’en donnera des tabliers propres pour les salirYou ask too much.added by anonymous
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on travaille à façon (of small tailors, etc.)People’s own materials made up.added by anonymous
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on se l’arrache(of persons) He is the rage; (of things) There is a regular scramble for it.added by anonymous
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on revient toujours à ses premières amoursOne always returns to one’s first love; Who loves well, forgets ill.added by anonymous
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on prend plus de mouches avec du miel qu’avec du vinaigreMore is done by kindness than by harshness.added by anonymous
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on pouvait entendre voler une moucheOne could hear a pin drop.added by anonymous
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on peut toujours à bon compte revenirThere is no harm in examining an account twice.added by anonymous
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on peut s’attendre à tout, surtout à l’inattenduOne may expect anything, especially the unexpected.added by anonymous
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on n’y voit goutteOne can see nothing.added by anonymous
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on n’est jamais trahi que par les siensIt is always one’s friends (or, confederates) who betray one.added by anonymous
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on n’échappe pas à sa destinéeHe that is born to be hanged will never be drowned.added by anonymous
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on n’a plus trouvé que le nidThey found the birds flown.added by anonymous
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on n’a jamais vu chose pareilleOne never heard of such a thing.added by anonymous
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on n’a jamais bon marché d’une mauvaise marchandiseA bad thing is dear at any price; The best is the cheapest in the end.added by anonymous
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on nous donna du vin à discrétionThey gave us as much wine as we wanted (wine ad libitum).added by anonymous
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on ne s’avise jamais de toutOne never thinks of everything.added by anonymous
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on ne saurait faire d’une buse un épervierOne cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.added by anonymous
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on ne saurait faire boire un âne s’il n’a soifOne man can take a horse to the water, but twenty cannot make him drink.added by anonymous
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on ne sait quelle pièce y coudreOne does not know how to prevent (or, cure) it.added by anonymous
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on ne sait à quelle sauce le mettreThere is no knowing what to do with him.added by anonymous
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on ne prend pas les vieux merles à la pipéeOld birds are not to be caught with chaff.added by anonymous
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on ne prend pas de valet pour se servir soi-mêmeWhat! keep a dog and bark thyself!added by anonymous
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on ne peut prendre aux cheveux un homme raséOne cannot get blood from a stone. added by anonymous
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on ne peut pas être et avoir étéOne cannot have one’s cake and eat it. added by anonymous
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on ne peut mieuxAs well as possible; It could not be better.added by anonymous
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on ne peut manier le beurre qu’on ne se graisse les doigtsOne cannot touch pitch without soiling one’s fingers; If you have to do with money, some will stick.added by anonymous
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on ne peut lui en vouloirOne cannot be angry with him, blame him.added by anonymous
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on ne peut faire qu’en faisantPractice makes perfect.added by anonymous
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on ne peut être au four et au moulinOne cannot be in two places at the same time.added by anonymous
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on ne peut contenter tout le monde et son pèreOne cannot satisfy everybody, all the world and his wife.added by anonymous
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on ne passe pasNo thoroughfare.added by anonymous
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on ne lui donnerait pas quarante ansYou would not take him for forty.added by anonymous
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on ne fait pas d’omelettes sans casser des œufsNothing is done without trouble and sacrifice.added by anonymous
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on ne connaît pas le vin aux cerclesYou can’t judge cigars by the picture on the box.added by anonymous
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on ne badine pas avec l’amourLove is not to be trifled with.added by anonymous
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on m’a donné cela à titre gratuit (or, gracieux)They gave me that for nothing.added by anonymous
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on mit les petits plats dans les grands pour le bien recevoir (fam.)They spared neither trouble nor money to receive him well; They received him with much fuss.added by anonymous
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on l’envoya planter ses chouxHe was dismissed.added by anonymous
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on l’a reçu comme un chien dans un jeu de quillesHe was as welcome as a dog at a wedding.added by anonymous
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on l’a mis dedans (fam.)1. They took him in (i.e. they deceived him). 2. They ran him in (i.e. they put him in prison).added by anonymous
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on l’a mis au rancartHe has been put on the shelf.added by anonymous
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on l’a mis à la porteThey turned him out.added by anonymous
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on l’a mené tambour battantThey led him with a high hand; They played the martinet with him.added by anonymous
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on l’a frotté d’importance (or, comme il faut)He got a good drubbing.added by anonymous
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on lui donnerait le bon dieu sans confessionThey would trust him to any extent (because of his saintly appearance).added by anonymous
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on lui compterait les côtesHe is nothing but skin and bone.added by anonymous
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on lui a monté le coupThey induced him to do it; They deceived him.added by anonymous
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on lui a fait un poisson d’avrilThey made him an April fool.added by anonymous
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on lui a fait passer le goût du pain (fam.)They killed him.added by anonymous
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