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voir tout en beauTo see everything through rose-coloured spectacles. added by anonymous
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voir rougeTo be seized with a sudden thirst for blood.added by anonymous
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voir des étoiles (la lune) en plein midiTo receive a violent blow in the eye, so as to “see stars.”added by anonymous
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voir des chandelles (or, mille chandelles)“To see stars.” added by anonymous
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voilà un nom à coucher dehors (avec un billet de logement dans la poche)That’s a name too ugly for words; That’s an outlandish name if you like.added by anonymous
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voilà un discours qui n’est pas piqué des versThat’s a fine speech if you like [lit. not worm-eaten.]added by anonymous
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voilà trois médecins qui ne vous trompent pas: gaîté, doux exercice et modeste repasThe best physicians are Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet, and Dr. Merriman.added by anonymous
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voilà qui est fortThat is rather strong.added by anonymous
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voilà l’homme dont elle est coifféeThere is the man with whom she is smitten.added by anonymous
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voilà comme vous êtesThat is just like you.added by anonymous
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voilà comme je suisYou must take me as I am; That’s my way.added by anonymous
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voilà ce que j’appelle pleuvoirThis is what I call raining with a vengeance.added by anonymous
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voilà ce que c’est que de se mettre en colèreThat is the consequence of losing one’s temper.added by anonymous
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voilà bien une autre histoire!That is quite another thing.added by anonymous
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voilà bien des histoires pour si peu de chose!What a fuss about nothing.added by anonymous
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voici votre argent, voyez si vous avez votre compteHere is your money, see if it is right.added by anonymous
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voici la reine, chapeau bas!Here is the Queen, hats off.added by anonymous
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vogue la galère!Happen what may! “Go it, ye cripples!”added by anonymous
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vivre en bonne intelligence avec quelqu’unTo live on good terms with some one.added by anonymous
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vivre d’amour et d’eau fraîche (or, claire)To live on bread and cheese and kisses.added by anonymous
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vivre de l’air du tempsTo live upon nothing (i.e. to eat very little).added by anonymous
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vive la bagatelle!Away with care!added by anonymous
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vilains taillables et corvéables à merciSerfs taxable and workable at their lord’s will and pleasure.added by anonymous
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vieux comme les rues, comme le mondeAs old as the hills.added by anonymous
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vieil ami et vieux vin sont vraiment deux bons vieux, mais vieux écus sont encore mieuxOld friends and old wine are good, but old gold is better than both.added by anonymous
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vertu gît au milieuDo not rush into extremes.added by anonymous
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ventre affamé prend tout en gré“They that have no other meat, Bread and butter are glad to eat.”added by anonymous
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ventre affamé n’a point d’oreillesA hungry man will not listen to reason.added by anonymous
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vente au rabaisSale at reduced prices; “Selling off.”added by anonymous
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vent au visage rend un homme sageAdversity makes a man wise, not rich.added by anonymous
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venons au faitLet us come to the point.added by anonymous
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venez n’importe quandCome at any time, no matter when, whenever you please.added by anonymous
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venez demain, nous serons en petit comitéCome to-morrow, there will be only a few intimate friends.added by anonymous
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vendre en gros et en détailTo sell wholesale and retail.added by anonymous
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veillez au grainKeep a sharp look-out.added by anonymous
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vaut bien que malAt all events; For better, for worse.added by anonymous
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vaille que vailleAt all events; For better, for worse.added by anonymous
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va te promener! (fam.)Go to Jericho! Get along with you!added by anonymous
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va pour mille francs!Done! I’ll take £40.added by anonymous
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une verte vieillesseA hale old age.added by anonymous
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une représentation du dernier vulgaireA display vulgar to the last degree; A very low show.added by anonymous
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une question n’attendait pas l’autreQuestion quickly followed after question.added by anonymous
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une porte mal graissée chanteOne must pay well to keep persons quiet.added by anonymous
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une partie carréeA party composed of two ladies and two gentlemen.added by anonymous
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une noce à tout casser (pop.)A rare old jollification.added by anonymous
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une grande dame de par le mondeA great lady in the eyes of the world.added by anonymous
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une goutte d’eau suffit pour faire déborder un vase pleinThe last straw breaks the camel’s back.added by anonymous
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une fois n’est pas coutumeIt is only this once; One swallow does not make a summer; Once does not count.added by anonymous
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une façon de parlerA form of speech; A way of speaking (not to be taken literally).added by anonymous
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une face de carêmeA sad, pale, woe-begone face (like that of one who has fasted all Lent).added by anonymous
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