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être tombé « des nues »

English translation: to be astonished, thunderstruck

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French term or phrase:être tombé « des nues »
English translation:to be astonished, thunderstruck
Entered by: Nigel Patterson
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17:43 Mar 7, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
French term or phrase: être tombé « des nues »
Refers to surfers who have discovered a new location and are excited about it.
Alexandru Pojoga
Romania
Local time: 23:34
to be astonished, thunderstruck
Explanation:
Literally, 'to fall from the skies'...

This phrase appears in Molière's Le Tartuffe, when Madame Pernelle discovers that the man she had revered was a fraud and a hypocrite all the time:

"Je suis toute ébaudie, et je tombe des nues."
(Acte V Scène V - line 1814)
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Nigel Patterson
United States
Local time: 15:34
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to be astonished, thunderstruck


Explanation:
Literally, 'to fall from the skies'...

This phrase appears in Molière's Le Tartuffe, when Madame Pernelle discovers that the man she had revered was a fraud and a hypocrite all the time:

"Je suis toute ébaudie, et je tombe des nues."
(Acte V Scène V - line 1814)



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Nigel Patterson
United States
Local time: 15:34
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