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French AS Level

Idioms 1

Faire l’andouille To do something ridiculous (make the sausage)
C’est tellement facile que je pourrais le faire les doigts dans le nez. It's so easy I could do it with my eyes closed (fingers in the nose)
Il a un poil dans la main. He is very lazy (to let a hair grow in one's hand)
Aujourd’hui j’ai le cafard. Today I am depressed (to have the cockroach)
Il cherche toujours la petite bête, c’est énervant. He's always splitting hairs, it's annoying (to search for the little beast)
Peux-tu me donner un coup de main s’il te plaît ? Can you give me a hand please? (a knock of hand)
Il n’est toujours pas arrivé, il y a quelque chose qui cloche. He's still not here- there's something not right (There is something ringing)
Il fait un froid de canard ici en hiver. It's freezing in here in winter (duck-cold)
Je donne ma langue au chat! I give up (I give my tongue to the cat)
J'ai une peur bleue des araignées I'm terrified of spiders (a blue fear)
occupe-toi de tes oignons mind your own business! (occupy yourself with your own onions)
j'ai la flemme I'm lazy
je fais la tête I'm sulking (I'm doing the head)
Created by: bethysav