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dormir sur les tablettes

English translation: gather dust

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French term or phrase:dormir sur les tablettes
English translation:gather dust
Entered by: Alain R
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08:21 Aug 8, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
French term or phrase: dormir sur les tablettes
Le rapport Simard n'a pas dormi sur les tablettes, car le gouvernement se prépare à déposer un projet de loi...
lcmolinari
Canada
Local time: 18:39
gather dust
Explanation:
The Simard report did not gather dust and the government is now preparing to ...

It literally means it did not 'sleep on the shelves', you could also say

... did not get forgotten ...
... did not have time to gather dust ...

etc.

HTH

Mary
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Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:39
Grading comment
Oui, merci!
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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na +2gather dust
Mary Worby


  

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8 mins peer agreement (net): +2
gather dust


Explanation:
The Simard report did not gather dust and the government is now preparing to ...

It literally means it did not 'sleep on the shelves', you could also say

... did not get forgotten ...
... did not have time to gather dust ...

etc.

HTH

Mary


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Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:39
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 484
Grading comment
Oui, merci!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sylvia Valls: Quite clearly!
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agree  Yves Georges
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