Daily Archives: 8 December 2011

Avoir du pot

And on a more cheerful note than the last entry: ‘Avoir du pot’ (there are too many translations of ‘pot’ to attempt a literal translation) means to be lucky. ‘La poudre de Perlimpinpin’ is a magic remedy or fairy dust. ‘Piquer un … Continue reading

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Faire un croche-pied

Faire ‘un croche-pied’ otherwise known as ‘un croc-en-jambe’ is to pull a fast one on somebody or to trip somebody up. And two similar words that are easy to confuse: Couler : to flow, to sink/couver : to smoulder, to … Continue reading

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