sa maison est passée au feu

09:51 Feb 23, 2012
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General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters / In a medical report fromQuebec
French term or phrase: sa maison est passée au feu
Good morning!

This phrase appears in a medical report from Quebec and I am not 100% sure about the English translation. Does it mean her house burnt down, or there was a fire at her house/home?

Thank you!
liz askew
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:52

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5His house was burnt.
Magellan Kamelan
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His house was burnt.

In the canadian french it means house which went through an arson.

Magellan Kamelan
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Passer au feu : « être victime d’un incendie. » Cette expression s’emploie au Québec dans la langue familière. Mes parents ont passé au feu l’an dernier. Forme correcte : Mes parents ont été victimes d’un incendie l’an dernier.

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