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je l’ai mis au pied du murI drove him into a corner; I made him decide one way or the other.Rate it:

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c’est au pied du mur qu’on voit le maçonOn ne peut juger de la compétence de quelqu’un qu’en le voyant travailler.Rate it:

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être au pied du murNe plus avoir d’échappatoire, être contraint d’agir, ne plus pouvoir reculer.Rate it:

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donner de la tête contre le murTo hit one’s head against a stone wall.Rate it:

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ignem excitare (pro Mur. 25. 51)to make up, stir up a fire.Rate it:

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il tirerait de l’huile d’un murHe would skin a flint, get blood from a stone. Rate it:

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indignitas, atrocitas rei (Mur. 25. 51)the revolting nature of an action.Rate it:

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more institutoque maiorum (Mur. 1. 1)according to the custom and tradition of my fathers.Rate it:

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mur à hauteur d’appuiA wall breast high (so that one may lean against it).Rate it:

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il a été mis à la porte par les oreilles et les deux épaulesHe was turned out ignominiously, neck and crop.Rate it:

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il a mis du foin dans ses bottesHe has feathered his nest; He has taken care of number one.Rate it:

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il a mis les pieds dans le plat (fam.)He put his foot in it.Rate it:

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il a mis son bonnet de traversHe is in a bad temper; He got out of bed the wrong side.Rate it:

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il m’a mis le marché à la mainHe told me I could take it or leave it; He made me decide one way or the other.Rate it:

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il s’est mis martel en têteHe made himself very uneasy.Rate it:

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il y a mis la dernière mainHe put the finishing touch to it.Rate it:

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ils ont mis la clef sous la porteThey absconded.Rate it:

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ils se sont mis dans la gueule du loupThey rushed into the lion’s mouth.Rate it:

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je les ai mis aux prisesI have set them one against the other.Rate it:

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je lui ai mis la bride sur le couI gave him full liberty.Rate it:

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je lui ai mis la puce à l’oreilleI made him feel uneasy (by rousing his suspicions, etc.); I sent him away with a flea in his ear.Rate it:

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je l’ai mis hors d’état de vous nuireI have put it out of his power to harm you.Rate it:

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je me suis mis le juge à dosI have made an enemy of the judge.Rate it:

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j’ai mis ce livre de côté à voire intentionI put that book on one side especially for you (to read, to see).Rate it:

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j’y ai mis du mien, mettez-y du vôtreI have given way a bit, meet me half-way; I have done my share at it, now it’s your turn.Rate it:

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on l’a mis à la porteThey turned him out.Rate it:

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on l’a mis au rancartHe has been put on the shelf.Rate it:

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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).Rate it:

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vous avez mis le doigt dessusYou have hit the right nail on the head; You have touched the spot.Rate it:

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vous vous êtes mis dans votre tortYou put yourself in the wrong.Rate it:

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aller du pied (or, courir) comme un chat maigreTo be a good walker.Rate it:

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armé de pied en capArmed from head to foot, cap-à-pie.Rate it:

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au piedRappel à un animal par son maitre, de ne pas s’éloigner de lui.Rate it:

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avoir toujours le pied en l’airTo be always on the go.Rate it:

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c’est le piedC’est très bien.Rate it:

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de plain piedOn the same level (of rooms on the same floor, or on a level with the ground).Rate it:

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faire huit kilomètres à pied, à cheval, en voitureTo walk, ride, drive, five miles.Rate it:

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faire un pied de nezto thumb one's noseRate it:

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haut le pied!Be off!Rate it:

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il a bon pied, bon œilHe is sound, wind and limb; He is hale and hearty.Rate it:

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il a fait un pied de nez (fam.)He put his fingers to his nose; “He cut a snook.”Rate it:

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il a le pied à l’étrierHe is ready to start.Rate it:

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il a le pied marinHe has got his sea-legs; He is a good sailor.Rate it:

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il a trouvé chaussure à son piedHe has found just what he wanted; He has found his match.Rate it:

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il a un pied de nez (fam.)He pulls a long face, looks foolish.Rate it:

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il est aisé d’aller à pied quand on tient son cheval par la brideIt is easy to stoop from state when that state can be resumed at will.Rate it:

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il m’a fait faire le pied de grue pendant deux heuresHe made me wait two hours for him; I was dancing attendance on him for two hours.Rate it:

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il ne sait sur quel pied danserHe does not know which way to turn.Rate it:

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il ne se mouche pas du pied (pop.)1. He is a man of importance; He gives himself airs. 2. He is no fool.Rate it:

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il sèche sur piedHe is pining away.Rate it:

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