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on lui a donné du balaiThey gave him the sack (i.e. dismissed him).added by anonymous
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on loge à pied et à chevalGood entertainment (accommodation) for man and beast.added by anonymous
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on le tient à quatreIt needs four men to hold him down.added by anonymous
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on le tenait à quatreIt needed four men to hold him down.added by anonymous
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on le porte aux nuesThey praise him to the skies.added by anonymous
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on le fait richeHe is said to be rich.added by anonymous
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on fait toujours le loup plus gros qu’il n’estA tale never loses in the telling.added by anonymous
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on fait queue au théâtreThere is a crowd at the door of the theatre (waiting for admittance).added by anonymous
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on fait comme on peutWe must do the best we can; We have done the best we could.added by anonymous
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on est un sot“They-say-so” is half a liar.added by anonymous
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on est puni par où l’on a péché“The Gods are just, and of our pleasant vices Make instruments to scourge us.”added by anonymous
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on est plus couché que deboutLife is short compared with eternity.added by anonymous
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on entendrait trotter une souris (or, voler une mouche)One could hear a pin drop.added by anonymous
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on enleva les journaux comme du painThe papers sold like hot rolls, like wild-fire.added by anonymous
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on dit souvent la vérité en riantThere is many a true word spoken in jest.added by anonymous
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on dirait qu’il le fait pour l’amour du bon dieuHe does it with such bad grace that one would say he did it for conscience’ sake.added by anonymous
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on connaît les amis au besoinA friend in need is a friend indeed.added by anonymous
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on a souvent besoin d’un plus petit que soiA mouse may be of service to a lion.added by anonymous
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on a découvert le pot aux rosesThey have discovered the mystery, the secret.added by anonymous
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on a condamné la porteThe door is nailed up, blocked up.added by anonymous
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oignez vilain, il vous poindra: poignez vilain, il vous oindra.added by anonymous
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oh! la belle équipée!Here’s a pretty kettle of fish!added by anonymous
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obtenir une bourse au lycéeTo gain an exhibition (or, scholarship) at a public school.added by anonymous
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n’y revenez pas(lit.) Do not come here again; (fig.) Do not do that again.added by anonymous
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n’y regardez pas de si prèsDo not be so particular.added by anonymous
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n’est-ce que cela?Is that all?added by anonymous
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n’épousez pas sa querelleDo not take up his quarrel.added by anonymous
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n’avoir que la cape et l’épéeTo be titled but penniless (generally used of young officers who have nothing but their pay).added by anonymous
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n’a pas fait qui commenceThe beginning is not everything.added by anonymous
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nu comme un verStark naked; As naked as when one was born.added by anonymous
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nous vous en saurons bon gréWe shall be obliged to you for it.added by anonymous
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nous voilà bien (ironic.)Here is a nice state of things.added by anonymous
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nous verrons ce qu’il a dans le corpsWe will see what he is made of.added by anonymous
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nous sommes sortis entre chien et loupWe went out at dusk, between the lights.added by anonymous
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nous sommes logés à la même enseigneWe are both in the same predicament, in the same boat.added by anonymous
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nous sommes en premièreWe are in a first-class railway carriage.added by anonymous
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nous sommes de compte à demi dans l’entrepriseWe are partners on equal terms in the venture; We are going halves in the venture.added by anonymous
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nous sommes au premierWe are on the first floor.added by anonymous
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nous sommes allés chercher de la laine et nous sommes revenus tondusWe went out to shear and returned shorn; The biter bit.added by anonymous
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nous sommes à deux de jeuWe are even; We are a match for each other; Two can play at that game.added by anonymous
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nous prendrons la clef des champsWe shall take the key of the street (i.e., run away).added by anonymous
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nous poursuivîmes l’ennemi l’épée dans les reinsWe followed the enemy close at his heels.added by anonymous
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nous parlions de la pluie et du beau tempsWe were not talking of anything important or confidential; We were talking of indifferent matters.added by anonymous
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nous parlions de choses et d’autresWe were speaking of different things.added by anonymous
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nous n’avons pas un brin de feuWe have not got a bit of fire.added by anonymous
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nous n’avons pas gardé les cochons ensemble (pop.)We have not been dragged up together.added by anonymous
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nous nous amusons à bon compteWe amuse ourselves at a small cost.added by anonymous
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nous ne sommes pas ici pour enfiler des perlesWe are not here to trifle our time away.added by anonymous
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nous ne pouvons nous passer de celaWe cannot do without that.added by anonymous
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nous lui avons fait honte1. We caused him to feel ashamed of himself. 2. He was ashamed of us.added by anonymous
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