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"rester les deux pieds dans le meme sabot"

English translation: To sit back and wait for things to happen

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French term or phrase:Rester les deux pieds dans le même sabot
English translation:To sit back and wait for things to happen
Entered by: Diana Donzelli-Gaudet
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10:08 Oct 28, 2002
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary / idiomatic expression
French term or phrase: "rester les deux pieds dans le meme sabot"
I just don't remember what this expression means!!!
erolufs
United States
Local time: 20:58
To sit back and wait for things to happen
Explanation:
Do not act, just sit and wait.
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Diana Donzelli-Gaudet
Local time: 05:58
Grading comment
Perfect! Thank you!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
4 +1to stand there undecidedDPolice
4 +1To sit back and wait for things to happen
Diana Donzelli-Gaudet


  

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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
To sit back and wait for things to happen


Explanation:
Do not act, just sit and wait.

Diana Donzelli-Gaudet
Local time: 05:58
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 68
Grading comment
Perfect! Thank you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  NancyLynn
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13 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
to stand there undecided


Explanation:
ne reste pas là les deux pieds dans le même sabot means "don't just stand there, do something!"

DPolice
Local time: 05:58
PRO pts in pair: 454

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agree  NancyLynn
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