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French Idioms 4

La Bonne Chère; Eating in Style

Couper la poire den deux to meet halfway
Faire le poireau to be kept waiting, to be left cooling one's heels
Tomber dans les pommes to faint, to pass out
Tirer les marrons du feu to be used as a dupe or a tool
Se fendre la pêche to laugh uproariously, to laugh one's head off, to split one's sides
Jeter de l'huile sure le feu to stir up a quarrel, to add fuel to the fire
Tondre des œufs to be a penny pincher, to be a Scrooge
daler dans la semoule to take leave of one's senses
Cracher dans la soupe to spoil something, so that it can only be enjoyed by you, to spit in the soup
Casser du sucre sur le dos de quelqu'un to talk about someone behind his or her back
Created by: UWFrench4