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c’est le pot de terre contre le pot de ferIt is a most unequal combat.Rate it:

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le pot de terre contre le pot de ferSe dit d’un homme sans appui, qui a un démêlé avec un homme puissant.Rate it:

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a watched pot never boilsA process appears to go more slowly if one waits for it rather than engaging in other activities.Rate it:

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you can't get a quart into a pint potWhat is being discussed is not possible.They've asked me to get to New York by five o'clock, but you can't get a quart into a pint pot!Rate it:

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pot calling the kettle blackA situation in which somebody comments on or accuses someone else of a fault which the accuser shares.Rate it:

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à tel pot, telle loucheÀ chaque problème, sa solution.Rate it:

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bête comme (un) chou (un pot, une cruche, une oie)As stupid as an owl.Rate it:

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faire le pot (or, panier) à deux ansesTo put one’s arms akimbo.Rate it:

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gare le pot au noirSe disait, au jeu de colin-maillard, pour avertir celui qui a les yeux bandés qu’il court le risque de se heurter contre quelque chose.Rate it:

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gare le pot au noirSe dit pour annoncer qu’il y a, dans une affaire, quelque inconvénient, quelque danger à prévoir.Rate it:

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go to potTo come to a bad end.Rate it:

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go to potTo decline or deteriorate.Rate it:

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Gone to PotGet wrecked, to become worse and impairedRate it:

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hi pot, meet kettleUsed to draw attention to hypocrisy. But no-one uses the word.Rate it:

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il a reçu un pot-de-vinHe received a bribe, an illicit commission.Rate it:

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il découvrit bientôt le pot aux rosesHe soon found out the secret.Rate it:

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il n’y a si méchant pot qui ne trouve son couvercleEvery Jack must have his Jill.Rate it:

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keep the pot boilingTo keep going on actively, as in certain games.Rate it:

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melting potCome together and are homogenized.Rate it:

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on a découvert le pot aux rosesThey have discovered the mystery, the secret.Rate it:

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on fait de bonne soupe dans un vieux potLes vieilles choses ne laissent pas de servir.Rate it:

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Pot Calling the Kettle BlackThe person who like to point out flaws and weakness in others when he or she has the same in himself or herselfRate it:

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pot upTo put into a potRate it:

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pot, meet kettleUsed to draw attention to hypocrisy.Rate it:

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shit or get off the potTo choose between taking action now, or foregoing the opportunity until a later date.Rate it:

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sourd comme un potAs deaf as a post.Rate it:

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sweeten the potTo increase a wager.Rate it:

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sweeten the potTo make something more desirable.Rate it:

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tourner autour du potTo beat around the bushRate it:

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tourner autour du potTo beat about the bush.Rate it:

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tourner autour du potTo beat around the bush.Rate it:

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un pot fêlé dure longtempsA creaking door hangs long: Ailing folk live longest.Rate it:

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un pot fêlé dure longtempsIl arrive quelquefois qu’une personne vive longtemps, quoique infirme et valétudinaire.Rate it:

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voulez-vous accepter la fortune du pot?Will you take pot-luck with us?Rate it:

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Watched Pot Never BoilsWhen you are waiting for something but will not happen when you are concentrating,Rate it:

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go in offTo pot the cue ball accidentally after hitting the object ball.Rate it:

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shit or get off the canAlternative form of shit or get off the pot.Rate it:

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potluckQuaint {American ?} social gathering, mayhaps hosted by an entity. Attendees bring 'dish to pass'; {Luck of Pot} 'Purpose'; Good Food, Goodwill, Good-Gab:Rate it:

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a watched kettle never boilsAlternative form of a watched pot never boils.Rate it:

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auberge espagnolecultural melting potRate it:

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bet outTo be the first in a round to put money in the pot.Rate it:

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chip inTo put into the pot the amount of chips or money required to continue.Rate it:

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crab mentalityA way of thinking best described by the phrase "if I can't have it, neither can you." The metaphor refers to a pot of crabs in which one tries to escape over the side, but is relentlessly pulled down by the others in the pot.Rate it:

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Dutch courageThe courage or bravado induced by alcohol; pot-valiancy.Rate it:

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faire bouillir la marmiteTo keep the pot boiling.Rate it:

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hot messA warm meal, usually cooked in a large pot, often similar to a stew or porridge; or, service of such a heated meal to soldiers.Rate it:

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il bue che dice cornuto all'asinopot calling the kettle blackRate it:

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il ne faut qu’une brebis galeuse pour infecter tout le troupeauOne scabby sheep will taint the whole flock; One ill weed mars a whole pot of pottage.Rate it:

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in one's armourHaving the courage of drunkenness; pot-valiant.Rate it:

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la pelle se moque du fourgonIt is the pot calling the kettle black.Rate it:

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