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Gigoter sec

English translation: get pretty lively

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French term or phrase:gigoter sec
English translation:get pretty lively
Entered by: Charles Davis
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10:54 Dec 7, 2016
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial - Finance (general)
French term or phrase: Gigoter sec
"Quoi qu'il arrive (rien ou hausse) ca va gigoter sec"

This sentence is taken from messages sent between two financial traders. The trader who said the above is referring to the potential increase in bank lending rates.

I know that "gigoter" generally means wriggle or fidget, but I can't really find an English equivalent for the above expression.

Thanks for any help!
Stephen Emm
Local time: 23:35
get lively
Explanation:
Maybe this would convey it? "Sec" is for emphasis, I take it.
Most of the examples of this expression I can find apply to babies moving in the womb.

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Note added at 51 mins (2016-12-07 11:46:11 GMT)
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Or perhaps "get pretty lively". In English this will be taken as understatement, implying something perhaps closer to "all hell breaking loose".

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Note added at 1 hr (2016-12-07 12:17:19 GMT)
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For "ça va gigoter sec" I was thinking of "things are going to get (pretty) lively".
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Charles Davis
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Local time: 00:35
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3 +4get lively
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get lively


Explanation:
Maybe this would convey it? "Sec" is for emphasis, I take it.
Most of the examples of this expression I can find apply to babies moving in the womb.

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Note added at 51 mins (2016-12-07 11:46:11 GMT)
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Or perhaps "get pretty lively". In English this will be taken as understatement, implying something perhaps closer to "all hell breaking loose".

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Note added at 1 hr (2016-12-07 12:17:19 GMT)
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For "ça va gigoter sec" I was thinking of "things are going to get (pretty) lively".

Charles Davis
Spain
Local time: 00:35
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 20
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Notes to answerer
Asker: Your suggestion would certainly seem to the fit the context as they are talking about a situation that is going to happen soon. Thanks for your help.


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Marina Denogent: get pretty lively
1 hr
  -> Merci, Marina ! I agree; it's more natural if we add "pretty".

agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: "are going to liven up"
2 hrs
  -> Fine. Thanks, Nikki :)

agree  Philippa Smith: or "are really going to get lively"...:-)
2 hrs
  -> Yes, like it! Thanks, Philippa :)

agree  Yolanda Broad: In another register: it's really going to be hopping
11 hrs
  -> Yes, and that's pretty close to gigoter too! Thanks, Yolanda
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