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French term English translation
(qu'est-ce qui) te met la pêche (what) gets you going
...y compris en faisant abstraction but even when disregarding the methodological limits
actions particulières specific activities
Entered by: Mariana Moreira
à la fois pour le pilotage opérationnel both for operational management/control
être sous les feux croisés to be caught in the crossfire
ô combien prisé oh so sought after
ce jour de passage today in (city)
celles que garantissent les patientes récoltes those that are made sure by patient harvests and unhurried seedings
Entered by: Lara Barnett
chambres de passe no-tell hotel rooms
confèrent l’aptitude enable it
defendre - auprès defend - before
en donnant une dimension économique dans les investissements the latter providing an economic dimension (or adding an economic aspect) to the investments
Entered by: Lara Barnett
en le révélant à lui-même for its self-revelation
exemplaires jours copies per day
exploitation vidéo video recording (footage)
il me manquait quelque chose dans la bulle intime I felt like part of me was missing
Entered by: Yvonne Gallagher
issue de l’industrie culturelle, Beppe Grillo (a brand-name celebrity) from the culture industry: Beppe Grillo
Entered by: B D Finch
le mécanisme dit de la Répartition the mechanism called PAYGO/Pay as you go (pension system)
Lignes de fuite vanishing line
Entered by: Lara Barnett
malhonnêteté du siecle the ripoff of the century
pour -- et par délégation by order and on behalf of
Entered by: Elene P.
pour agréable to approve
pourriez être amené(e) à déposer which you may be required to submit
préoccupations le justifient there are justifiable concerns
répond à l’usage qu'il devra offrir. serves the required purpose.
Entered by: Victoria Britten
revient costs
semaine révolue de retard (whole) week\'s delay
slave MFCU Slave multifunction control unit
Entered by: Lara Barnett
tout aussi hors-normes quite as OTT (over-the-top)
Entered by: Lara Barnett
vient compléter l’ancienneté has updated
"Fille de pub” et de réfugiés catalans With advertising in her blood, the daughter of Catalan refugees
Entered by: Tony M
"le gros lourd" "the heavy swelter"
"Main courante" Log book
"modèle du genre" xxx is the outcome of what is considered a prime example ....
"n'était, par ailleurs, ...." were it not also for
"pantoute" not at all, no way (fam.) (Que.)
Entered by: Michele Fauble
"typés" representative
'Un pinot noir ma foi' I'd say
(etre) solidaires (de l'argent) jointly liable
(le cinéma) le lui rend bien ...and the feeling is mutual...
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