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1

Grovelling n

Courbette f
Arrête tes courbettes, tu n'obtiendras rien de lui.

2

Empty stomach, have had nothing to eat

Jeun, á jeun.
Quand il est á jeun, ses mains tremblent.
With an empty stomach...

3

Lose yr temper, get angry
Get worked up

S'énerver
Énerver annoy, get on sb nerves

4

Tense adj

Crispant
L'attente de résultats est toujours une situation un peu crispante

5

Spick and span, neat and tidy, neat

Propret -te

6

Impress v

Épater

7

Life boat

Canot de sauvetage m

8

Call a spade a spade

Appeler un chat un chat

9

Be in the way, be a nuisance
Congested, blocked, jammed

Encombrer
Encombré

10

Lemon sole

Limande-sole f
Limande fam flatchested

11

Common sense n

Jugeote f

12

Shower (rain)

Ondée f

13

Dark skinned, swarthy, tanned

Basané
And darkie m

14

Hut, beach hut, straw hut

Paillote f

15

Tear gas

Gaz lacrymogènes m
Grenade lacrymogène f

16

Immature upstart youngster
Rather young

Jeunot -te

17

hit on, come on to, make a move on vtr
(UK) chat up vtr

Draguer

18

Chirp cheep Twitter n

Gazouillis m

19

Blister

Cloque f

20

(generally) forgetfulness, memory lapse n over sight

Oubli m

21

Rights and responsibilities

Droits et devoirs

22

Trap ambush

Traquenard m

23

Gobbledygook gibberish double Dutch

Charabia m

24

Chopper

Hélico m

25

Force-fées
Stuff fill feed

Gaver

26

Aviary

Volière f
And birdcage mad house zoo

27

Fussy house proud
Fanatic
Mental

Maniaque
C'est un maniaque de la propreté
He's obsessive ab cleanliness

28

Help aid assistance
Rescue squad emergency service

Secours m
Au secours de qqn to the rescue of someone

29

Hold back swallow fig

Ravaler
Tears fex

30

Jubilation

Liesse f
Be jubilant être en liesse

31

Cork

Liège m
Pour fermer les bouteilles de vin, on préfère les bouchons en liège.

32

Hustle and bustle pandemonium
Disorder confusion

Tohu-bohu m

33

Unwavering resolute

Inébranlable

34

Swift immediate

Fulgurant adj

35

Intoxicate fascinate

Griser
Se griser get drunk

36

Clumsy ungainly

Lourdaud

37

Incredibly amazingly

Bigrement

38

Dog fam

Cabot m

39

Darkness obscurity

Ténèbres nfpl

40

Daisy

Pâquerette f

41

Spleen

Rate f

42

Panic lose ur head

S'affoler

43

Soften (the rain softened the soul fex)

Ramollir
Se ramollir Go soft in ur head Lose ur marbles

44

Beer a pint inf

Mousse f
And foam etc

45

metamorphosis, transformation, reinvention n
(with emphasis on development/maturing) coming of age n

Mue nf

46

Stainless steel

Inox m

47

Spirit. Ghost phantom

Revenant m

48

Middle management

Cadres mpl moyens

49

Bonus premium

Prime m

50

vi (slang) throw a spanner in the works
(slang) bring the house down

casser la baraque

51

Earnings sl
Pill tablet

Cacheton nmpl

52

Be cross, irritated

Avoir les nerfs
Avoir les nerfs à vif be at yr wits end

53

Pile heap

Monceau f ( fex de vaisselle)

54

Continence
Toilet training
Cleanliness

La propreté

55

Lose control

Perdre pied

56

Mnemonic strategies

Mnémotechnique

57

Bruise

Hématome m

58

high point - piece de resistance - the best of the best - summit - acme - height - the last word

Summum

59

Son-in-law

Gendre m

60

Pedantically

Doctement

61

catch vtr
(impact) hit, clip vtr
(grip physically) grab, grip, seize, grasp vtr

happer vtr
Il est mort happé par une rame de métro.

62

(à la plus forte raison) all the more so, even more so expr
with all the more reason expr

A fortiori

63

Title, heading
Entitled

Intitulé
L'auteur a intitulé son livre "Le secret des chevaliers".

64

Competitive adj

Concurrentiel

65

be about to do [sth] v
prepare to do [sth] v expr
get ready to do [sth] v expr

S'apprêter à faire qqc
Apprêter get ready

66

Pain, drag
Tile
Biscuit

Tuile f
Il a manqué son train, la tuile! .....what a drag!

67

Worry your self sick

se faire du mouron familier (s'inquiéter) worry yourself

68

Unsophisticated Rough worn
Rustique

Fruste

69

Seedy shabby moth eaten down at heel
Pitiful

Miteux -euse

70

Regular regular customer

Chaland m

71

Body fullness (wine)
Curve roundness

Rondeur

72

Gobe birth to bring into the world

Enfanter

73

Bandit robber rascal

Brigand

74

Dishonest deceitful

Fourbe

75

Rock roll keel over capsize

Chavirer

76

River

Fleuve m leads to the sea
Rivière f leads to another body of water
Les rivières se jettent dans les fleuves.

77

Ambush trap

Guet-apens m

78

Paddy field

Rizière f

79

Water lily

Nénuphar m

80

Beg for

Mendier

81

Have common sense

Avoir de la jugeote
Jugeote n f sense

82

Temporary brief

Passager

83

Grumpy

Bougon

84

Style manner

Veine f
Avoir de la veine loc v (avoir de la chance) be lucky vi + adj

85

My lucky day

Mon jour de veine

86

Shade
Resentment

Ombrage m

87

Hostility
Aggressiveness

Hargne m
Avec hargne

88

Word of mouth

Bouche-à-oreille

89

Pronto snap snap
Immediately

Illico

90

Unhealthily

Maladivement

91

Feather duster

Plumeau m

92

Strait
Strait de Gibraltar

Détroit m
détroit de Gibraltar

93

Ripple

Ride f
And wrinkle

94

Hum v

Chantonner

95

Stutter stammer

Bégayer

96

Stupid

Sot -te
Il a si peu de jugement, il est bien sot.
He has so little judgement; he is really stupid.

97

Gold bar

Lingot d'or m
Lingots bullion

98

Raincoat fam

Imper m

99

Lantern paper/Chinese

Lampion m

100

Be tense
Be irritated

Se crisper
Crisper tense contract get on someone's nerves

101

Genuine reality


Réel adj mm
Reality

102

Print engraving

Estampe f

103

Chefs hat

Toque f