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English to French translations [PRO] Military / Defense / army
English term or phrase:to plug an ugly hole
description de la bataille de Talavera, 1809
In a series of bolds attacks the French almost broke the British line, but Wellesley (Bristish general) plugged what he called "an ugly hole" just in time. The hard-fought battle - which gained Wellesley the title of Viscount Wellington of Talavera - was followed by the withdrawal of both sides.