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1

fan (waving), range

l’éventail

(on the range there are peacocks with an even tail)

2

totally relaxed

les doigts de pieds en éventail

3

unravel/undo

détricoter

(un-knit)

4

ineffective

inopérant

(this doctor is ineffective in operations)

5

be power-hungry, overly ambitious

avoir les dents qui rayent le parquet

(so power-hungry that you eat the floor - have teeth long enough to reach the floor)

6

Public Prosecutors department

le parquet

7

breaking the thermometer (blaming the tools for bad work, changing the measuring system to make a problem go away)

Ce n’est pas en cassant le thermomètre qu’on fait tomber la fièvre.

(it's not by breaking the thermometer that we make fall the fever)

8

covertly

subrepticement

(under the reptiles made of cement gangsters meet)

9

withdrawal into oneself

repli sur soi

(don't want to reply)

10

hit like a ton of bricks

tomber comme un couperet

(fall like a guillotine)

11

guillotine blade

le couperet

12

straightaway, right away

d'emblée

(I'll nom with wheat (ble) straight away)

13

hold up (bank)

braquer

(break in)

14

uncultivated land

la friche

(on peut trouver du fric sur la friche et etre riches (comme Bouratino))

15

crack

le interstice

(crack in the sky appeared when jesus was interred during the solstice)

16

housing stock

le parc de logement

(park of lodgings available for picking)

17

work, slog away

bosser

(if you slog away, you can become a boss)

18

seal, conclude

sceller

19

intending to intimidate or show strength

a coups de menton

(with a blow of the stuck-out chin)

20

get round, overcome, cover up

pallier

(pal, you'll help me cover this murder up so we can overcome the problem of jail? yee)

21

cover the costs

assumer les coûts

(you can't just assume we can cover the costs)

22

family reunification

le regroupement familiale

23

commited

commi

24

disposable

jetable

(throwawayable)

25

well ahead

loin devant

(my loins are deviant and far ahead of you)

26

mate

un pote

(got a mate in a pot - cannibalism)

27

to disturb

déranger

(don't disturb the ranger Aragorn)

28

on the other hand

en contrepartie

29

thin-skinned, sensitive

a fleur de peau

(a skin made of flowers)

30

in this respect

a son egard