flash car

French translation: Voiture tape-à-l'oeil

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English term or phrase:flash car
French translation:Voiture tape-à-l'oeil
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21:32 Dec 2, 2010
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Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks
English term or phrase: flash car
Bonjour,

savez-vous ce qu'est une "flash car" ? Est-ce une sorte de voiture de fonction ?
blan
Local time: 01:48
Voiture tape-à-l'oeil
Explanation:
Larousse Unabridged Dictionary:
Flash=falshy(person,car,clothes,taste),tapageur,tape-à-l'oeil.
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Mustela
Local time: 19:48
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Parfait, merci.
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Summary of answers provided
3 +1Voiture tape-à-l'oeil
Mustela
4voiture de mauvais goût
JPaul ROSETO


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voiture de mauvais goût


Explanation:
a flash car

Meaning:

Tastelessly showy = sans goût et voyante

Synonyms:

tawdry; gimcrack; gaudy; garish; flashy; flash; cheap; loud; meretricious; tacky; tatty; brassy; trashy
voyante ; bon marché ;

Context examples:

a flash car / a flashy ring / garish colors / a gaudy costume / loud sport shirts / a meretricious yet stylish book / tawdry ornaments

Similar:

tasteless (lacking aesthetic or social taste)
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http://auto.vtele.ca/tops/10-voitures-de-mauvais-gout_28/

JPaul ROSETO
Local time: 01:48
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Voiture tape-à-l'oeil


Explanation:
Larousse Unabridged Dictionary:
Flash=falshy(person,car,clothes,taste),tapageur,tape-à-l'oeil.
Voir ce lien aussi:
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:Search&sea...

Mustela
Local time: 19:48
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Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Parfait, merci.

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agree  philippe vandevivere: right on
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