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a cowboy, especially one who looks after horses

a wrangler

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un emballage

a wrapping

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être absorbé dans

to be wrapped up in

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ruiner tout e chance de

to wreck one's chance

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anéantir

to wreck one's career, health, marriage

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un naufrage

a shipwreck

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une épave

a wreck

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lutter

to wrestle

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la lutte (sport)

the wrestling

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misérable, pauvre

wretched [wretch -id]

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se comporter abominablement

to behave wretchedly

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vivre dans la misère

to be destitute

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être malheureux

to be miserable

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radiothérapie

x-ray treatment

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un étalon de mesure

a yardstick

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Est-ce que la richesse est un critère de réussite?

Is wealth the only yardstick of sucess?

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avoir très envie, languir

to yearn to/ for/ after

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a crop

a yield

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jeune (fashion)

youthful

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YUPPIE

now people are more likely to say "Affluent Professionals" or "Young Affluent Professionals" (YÄPS)

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ferveur

zeal

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entrain, enthousiasme

zest

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enthusiastic

zestful

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danois

Danes

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finlandais

Finns

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Lettonie

Latvia

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lituanie

Lithuania

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luxembourgeois

Luxembourgers

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maltais

Maltese

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tchèque

Czechs

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suédois

Swedes

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birmanie

Burma

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birman

Burmese

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israéliens

Israelis

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libanais

Lebanese

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Maroc

Morocco

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NZ

New-Zealand

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norvégiens

Norwegians

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pakistanais

Pakistanis

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soudanais

Sudanese

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Vietnamien

Vietnamese

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machiner (to scheme or use tricks to get sth)

to angle for (a job, a pay rise)

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baratin, balivernes

balderdash

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(J)

mots qui ne font pas partie du dictionnaire mais qui sont très courant dans la presse

45

embobiner qn

to bamboozle sb into doing sth

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prendre le train marche

to jump on the bandwagon

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to get on the popular or winning side, as after an election

to get on the bandwagon

48

indécent

bawdy

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to spoil by a poor performance

to botch sth

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sidéré

to be bowled over

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une rixe

a brawl

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negotiate an agreement

to broker

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someone very knowledgeable in a particular field

a buff

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racoler

to drum up trade/ interest in sth

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Une publicité plus provocatrice pourrait provoquer de bonnes retombées pour nos affaires

A more provocative ad might drum up some trade

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the process of lowering intellectual level, usually of a TV program, to make it appeal to a wider audience

to dumb down

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a person which is exuberant, outspoken and showing strong determination

feisty

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résoudre un pb

Fielding question

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donner l'investiture

to field

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envoyer des troupes

to field troops

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époustouflé

flabbergasted/ gobsmacked

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un véritable scandale

a full-fledged scandal

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an inexperienced person, a new company

a fledgling person, company

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a fiasco

a flop

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mou

floppy

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to hand over cash

to fork out

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un jeune loup

a go-getter

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working out all the détails of a contract

to hammer out

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entraver un projet, couper tous moyens

to harmstring (J)

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tendons du jarret

harmstring

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être fauché

to be hard up for money

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en manque de drogue

to be hard up for drugs

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to obtain or sell by agressive means

to hustle

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to be in a suspended state

to be in limbo/ out on a limb

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époustouflant

mind-boggling

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La somme qu'il a dépensé pour cette voiture est ahurissante

The amount of money he spent on that car boggles the mind

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de l'éclat, de classe (show business)

pizazz (J)

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style B.C.B.G.

a preppie style

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piquant, corsé

racy (show)

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make a lot of money

to rake in/ clean up

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toucher une commission (souvent illégitime)

to get a rake-off

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un changement de grand ampleur

a sea change

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mélo, sentimentale

a schmaltz

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dédaigner

to spurn

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traiter qn avec mépris

to pour scorn on sbdy

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un fanfaron

a swashbuckler

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miteux

shabby, tatty

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légèrement modifier

to tweak

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tirer les oreilles

to tweak a child's ear

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dévasté par la guerre

war-torn

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a controversial issue (divisive)

a wedge issue

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to make an attempt

to have a whack at sth

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brouhaha

whoop-de-do, bally-hoo

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something big

a whopper

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a lie

a whopper

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somebody comical, foolish, ridiculous

a zany

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to have really good time

to have a whacking good time

98

to be eccentric

to be whacky