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une épingle par jour fait huit sous par anA pin a day is a groat a year.added by anonymous
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une chaîne contrôléeA hall-marked chain.added by anonymous
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une bonne plaisanterie mérite les honneurs du bisA good tale is none the worse for being told twice.added by anonymous
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une bonne fuite vaut mieux qu’une mauvaise attenteDiscretion is the better part of valour.added by anonymous
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une bonne fourchetteA good trencherman.added by anonymous
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une bête à bon dieu (or, bête à dieu)A ladybird.added by anonymous
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une balle perdueA wasted shot; A useless effort.added by anonymous
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une balle morteA spent ball.added by anonymous
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une affaire d’honneurA duel.added by anonymous
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une affaire de rienA mere nothing, a trifle.added by anonymous
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une affaire de deux sousA twopenny-halfpenny affair.added by anonymous
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un vieux de la vieilleA veteran of the old Imperial Guard; One of the old brigade.added by anonymous
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un verre de vin avise bien un hommeA glass of wine puts wit into a man.added by anonymous
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un tour de forceA feat (of strength or skill).added by anonymous
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un tour de faveurPermission to go (or, do anything) before one’s turn.added by anonymous
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un tiens vaut mieux que deux tu l’aurasA bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.added by anonymous
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un sot trouve toujours un plus sot qui l’admireEven a fool will always find admirers.added by anonymous
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un serrement de cœurA sinking at the heart; A feeling of oppression and sadness.added by anonymous
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un rien le met aux champsA trifle throws him into a passion, bewilders him.added by anonymous
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un républicain à tous crinsEvery inch a republican.added by anonymous
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un rabat-joieA mar-joy; A wet blanket.added by anonymous
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un propre-à-rienA good-for-naught.added by anonymous
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un prêté pour un renduA Roland for an Oliver.added by anonymous
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un pot fêlé dure longtempsA creaking door hangs long: Ailing folk live longest.added by anonymous
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un point à temps en épargne centA stitch in time saves nine.added by anonymous
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un pis allerA makeshift.added by anonymous
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un peu d’aide fait grand bienMany hands make light work.added by anonymous
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un pas de clercA blunder; A false step.added by anonymous
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un mot à double ententeA word (or, remark) with two meanings.added by anonymous
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un méchant accommodement est mieux que le meilleur procèsA bad arrangement is better than the best lawsuit.added by anonymous
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un malheur n’arrive jamais seulMisfortunes never come singly; It never rains but it pours.added by anonymous
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un malheur ne vient jamais seulMisfortunes never come singly; It never rains but it pours.added by anonymous
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un je ne sais quoiA “something” (I know not what).added by anonymous
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un homme qui se noie s’accroche à toutA drowning man catches at a straw.added by anonymous
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un homme qui n’a jamais mangé de la vache enragée n’est jamais qu’une poule mouillée (mme. de girardin )A man who has never roughed it is always a milksop.added by anonymous
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un homme d’honneur n’a que sa paroleAn honest man’s word is as good as his bond.added by anonymous
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un homme de sac et de cordeA regular ruffian.added by anonymous
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un fou avise bien un sageGood advice often comes whence we do not expect it.added by anonymous
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un enfant terribleA child who tells awkward truths.added by anonymous
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un en-casSomething prepared in case of need.added by anonymous
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un doigt de vin (fam.)A toothful of wine.added by anonymous
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un décrochez-moi-ça (pop.)A reach-me-down (second-hand garment).added by anonymous
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un de perdu, deux de retrouvésWhen one door shuts, another opens.added by anonymous
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un coup d’étatA sudden, unexpected act of policy; A violent change in the Government (e.g. 18 brumaire 1799, or 2 décembre 1851).added by anonymous
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un coup de têteA moment of passion; a rash action.added by anonymous
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un coup de sangA rush of blood to the head.added by anonymous
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un coup de jarnacA treacherous blow; A blow below the belt.added by anonymous
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un coup de fouet(lit.) A crack of a whip; (fig.) A sudden contraction of the muscles of the leg (or back).added by anonymous
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un coup de fion (fam.)A finishing touch.added by anonymous
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un clou chasse l’autreOne idea drives away another.added by anonymous
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