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To be on potato-peeling duty

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06:30 Aug 10, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: To be on potato-peeling duty
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Paul Labour
English translation:See below
Explanation:
This is a military expression and very common in this area. It designates a cadert who has failed to fulfil a duty successfully. In french this expression is

ETRE DE PLUCHES
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naTo have all the grotty work come one's way
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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See below


Explanation:
This is a military expression and very common in this area. It designates a cadert who has failed to fulfil a duty successfully. In french this expression is

ETRE DE PLUCHES

abrir
PRO pts in pair: 56
Grading comment
A difficult one! Well done and thank you.

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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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20 mins
To have all the grotty work come one's way


Explanation:
Something along the lines of, "se taper le boulot pénible". Figurative, very colloquial. Unless of course the person is really working in the kitchen peeling potatoes!

Potato-peeling suty : la corvée d'éplucher les pommes de terre.

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