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Rouiller
les membres du parlement sont là pour enlever la rouille de la machine abandonnée qu'est le gouvernement

To rust
→ the rust-belt (used to be called the manufactury belt)
a Rust city
figurative : the MPs are here to scrape the rust off the derelict machinery of government.

2

Les blancs qui ont fuis les villes du N-E

White flight

3

attaquer, briser

To blight
Blighted by
spoil, harm, or destroy: the scandal blighted the careers of several leading politicians.
(an urban area) to neglect: plans to establish enterprise zones in blighted areas.

4

surmonter (un problème)

To overcome
→ to succeed in dealing with (a problem or difficulty): he overcame his pain for a time.
• defeat (an opponent)
to overpower or overwhelm: she was obviously overcome with excitement.

5

la surcharge administrative

the red tape
--> excessive bureaucracy or adherence to official rules and formalities: this law will just create more red tape

6

une porte d'entrée pour (qn)

a gateway to (the USA)

7

être autorisé à

to be entitled to

8

une épreuve difficile (à passer)

Hardship
--> severe suffering or privation
A ordeal
→ a very unpleasant and prolonged experience: the ordeal of having to give evidence.

9

employer les grands moyens pour faire qqc

to go to great lengths to do sthg

10

faire un empreint

to take OUT a loan / mortgage

11

prendre qqc pour acquis

to take stag for granted

12

Transports en commun

Public transport system

13

Vivre qc (de dur)

To undergo
→ to experience or to be subjected to (something, typically something unpleasant or arduous): he underwent a life-saving brain operation.

14

Décrocher un travail

To land a job

15

Économiser

To put money aside

16

Un radin / avar

penny-pincher (penny-pinching)
unwilling to spend money; miserly

17

America’s motto

E pluribus Unum
→ Means « One from many »