Les mouches – The flies

If you want to know more about flies, here are two more French phrases:

Il prend une massue pour tuer une mouche :
Literal translation: He takes a club to kill a fly:
To use a sledgehammer to crack a nut

On ne prend pas les mouches avec du vinaigre :
Literal translation: One cannot catch flies with vinegar:
Honey catches more flies than vinegar
(and: Flattery will get you everywhere?)

Taken from: ‘Don’t toss Granny in the Begonias: Faut pas pousser Mémé dans les Bégonias’ by Marie-Hélène Claudel-Gilly and Primrose Arnander

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