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1

broadly speaking, in the big picture

en gros

2

spread, extend, expand on

s’étendre

(his dreads spread out as he expands on philosphy)

3

high pressure washer

karcher

(kreacher uses a high pressure washer to wash house)

4

landmark, point of reference

la repère

(I replied that the giant pear is the point of reference/landmark around here)

5

even

pair

6

afflict someone with something

affliger qqn de qqch

7

curfew

le couvre-feux

8

tracksuit

survêtement

(you put on a tracksuit on your clothes)

9

clothing (adj)

vestimentaire

10

passion, enthusiasm, infatuation

le engouement

(have someone in your tastes)

11

small miff, humiliation

la microvexation

12

conduct, manner, method

le procédé

13

sucker, taken in

le dupe

14

fade

s'effacer

15

serve your sentenec

purger sa peine

(serve your pain in purgatory)

16

big shot, boss, whiz kid

le caïd

(said is a crap big shot)

17

imprisonment

l'enfermement

18

undertake, begin doing

entreprendre

(the entrepeneur undertakes a purge of his company)

19

lucky charm

porte-bonheur

20

maggot, worm

le ver

(maggot in your glass)

21

borrow smth

emprunter qqch a qqn

(em borrow a prune a moi)

22

loan smth

prêter qqch a qqn

(loan a priest a moi)

23

notice, identify, label

repérer

(i notice that you were repairing the label - why?)

24

who has lost their bearings

prive de repère

(deprived of the landmark of the giant pear)

25

g hand in hand with

aller de pair avec

26

without equal, unparalleled

hors pair

27

distress, upset

affliger

28

the damage is done

le ver est dans le fruit

(the worm is in the fruit)

29

bare-naked

nu comme ver

(worm doing a naked striptease)

30

shoe (a horse), hook, snare

ferrer

31

blacksmith

forgeron

32

as the crow flies (straight)

a vol d'oiseau

33

bereavement

le deuil

(he saw a death and ojknyv)

34

mourn or someone

faire le deuil de

35

younger (old-fashioned)

puîné

36

butcher, cork

le boucher

(ebonie boucher is a butcher, put a cork in her)

37

daring, reckless, foolhardy

téméraire

(foolhardy mothers are rare)

38

impassable, insurmountable

infranchissable

(this french learning is insurmountable)

39

most of all, above all

par-dessus tout

(dr seuss values pairs of words above all)

40

living

en vie

41

devour, gobble up

engouffrer

(this goof gobbled himself up)

42

dive into, rush into

s'engouffrer

(goof rushed into his freres arms)

43

put on fire

mettre en feu

44

care for

tenir a qqn

45

set ablaze

embraser

(i could kiss you fro setting that house ablaze)

46

dwarf

nain

(nein, i am no dwarf, said hitler)

47

twist, wriggle, get in a muddle

tortiller

(mouse wriggling arround in my tortilla,in a muddle)

48

a big fucking

un putain de gros

49

pour, shed

verser

(shedding tears over this poet's verses about pouring wine)

50

bribe

verser des pots des vins

51

bribe

verser un sous-de-table a qqn

52

reach, get as far as

parvenir

53

what does it look like

a quoi ca rassemble

54

put-downs

vanne

(put someone down over a having a ot fancy vanna)

55

comeback

la repartie

(yeah, well you repair cars for a living, i got to parties)

56

manage, figure out

demerder

57

draw (water), collect, obtain

puiser

(je puis draw water to collect gold)

58

scheming, skulduggery

la magouille

(marge scheming to put a grenouille in homer's bed)

59

shovel, snog, a fall (inf)

la pelle

(pele shoveling dirt, snogged by a fan and alls down)

60

adopt a populist stance

faire la demagogie

61

disperse, clear, distract

dissiper

(distract the guard by sipping a cocktail suggestively, while we disperse the others)

62

defy smth

se jouer de qqch

(I defy the rules of this game, bit others)

63

overloaded, overwhelmed

surcharge

(this computer is running out of charge because its overhwhelmed)

64

worthless, crummy, lousy

a deux balles

65

eat away at, wear down, undermine

miner

(this minig job is eating away at the rock and wearing it down, undermining nature)

66

french education department

le BEF

67

gun

flingue

(fling guns at you instead of shooting them)

68

mad, crazy

cingle

(he's single because he's crazy)

69

draw on one's resources

puiser dans ses ressources

(i can draw on my resources)

70

work yourself to death, put great effort into

s'echiner

(work like a dog to do chin plastic surgery)

71

erase, reduce

gammer

(erase all the colour gammes of the world)

72

flagship, pioneer authority

phare

(the pharo's lighthous is a pioneer construction)

73

last year of nurser school (5-6 years)

la grande section

(a large section of children are in their last year of nursery school)

74

base, pedestal

la socle

(there's a key inside the sock on the pedestal in the temple)

75

seized, caught

saisi

76

revolt

la fronde

(have a revolt at the front because the waves are too large to sail over)

77

be in somebody's cross-hairs

etre dans le collimateur de qqn

(be in the same regard as the mature glue in somebody's cupboard - to be taken out)

78

dwell, reside, remain, stay

demeurer

(when we're dead, we reside in cofinns and stay there)

79

develop, finalize

mettre au point

(developing a points system for my students, to put them on their pointe shoes faster)

80

sit (hold a post)

sieger

(he sat at thje post of commander during the siege, and as they sieged they proclaimed it was won)

81

to exasperate

horripiler

(this horrible pile of un-ironed clothes exasperates me)

82

nonsense, folly

la baliverne

(going to bali to read jules verne is nonsense)

83

partner in crime

compere

(he's my partner in cimr,e like a father)

84

strive to do smth, make a point of

se faire fort de faire qqch

(i strived to makea fort, to make a point of being a pirate)

85

assumption, premise

le postulat

(you just assume the post only takes those who failed the umat)

86

thrash, beat, denounce

fustiger

(first, i beat this tiger, then i denounced him as being like faust)

87

stride

la foulee

(stride out of the crowd, i'm no fool)

88

support, back up

étayer

(i'll support whoever slays eta etat where they say yerr)

89

all the more so

a fortiori

90

to scheme

magouiller

(marge scheming to put a frog in homer's bed)

91

dime a dozen, by the dozen

a la pelle

(those peles are a dime a dozen)

92

clear up a misunderstanding

dissiper un malentendu

93

be decided

se jouer

(this game will be decided by one player - penalty shooter)

94

it's up to you

a vous de jouer

95

shop around

faire jouer la concurrence

(make the concurencija play for you; shopping around for a wedding band)

96

pull strings

faire jouer ses relations

(make your relatives play their networks to get you a job)

97

turn misfortune into advantage

jouer a qui perd gagne

98

try to outwit

jouer au plus fin

(try to outwit partner by playing with thinner cards and throwing two down at a time)

99

be a party pooper

jouer les trouble-fête

100

widen the gap

creuser le fosse

(drinking cruisers widens the gap between those who tell the truth and those who are fausse)

101

not look good, much

ne pas payer de mine

( i wouldnt pay for this mine, it doesn't look much)

102

gun down (fam)

flinguer

103

whip, sting (with words)

cingler

(you're single because your words sting people)

104

set thinking, arouse suspiciouns

mettre la puce a l'oreille

(having a flea in your ear should have aroused suspiciouns about the state of your ahir)

105

see the glus half full

voir la verre a moitie plein plutôt qu'a moitie vide

106

hitch, snag, hiccup

un hic

107

grinding

la trituration

(grinding your teeth at the treat your were rationed)

108

slant, tilt, lean, beat around the bush

biaiser

(beat around the bush because you're biased to the conclusion)

109

infant care home

la pouponniere

(lots of dolls for the kids to play with in ther)

110

be widely talked about

defraire la chronique

(so many stories about you that they fray the pages of theDaily Chronic)

111

outline

brosser a grand traits

(briefly outline the big traitors of this operation - the ones who brush their teeeth)

112

IQ

QI

113

be quick off the mark

demarrer/partir au quart de tour

(the ballet dancer was a quarter of the way through the turn when she flew off)

114

get things straight

mettre les choses au point

(we have to get things straight about how sharp this knife point should be so it can stab things)

115

insight

le eclaircissement

(the lighting gave me some insight into what a sissy he was)

116

contradict

nier qqch

117

take the word

prendre la parole

118

give out, put forward (opinion)

émettre

(I put forward the opinion that the emissions we are giving out are uncacceptable)

119

carry a judgement on smth

porter un jugement sur

120

express yourself, show

exterioser

121

to such an extent

a ce point

122

although (+subj), whatever

quoique

123

tease

agacer

(Agnes teases me about being a gay sermon preacher)

124

stammering, early stages, infancy

le balbultiement

(in the infancy of the light bulb, the moment it lit up all they could do was stammer)

125

have the experience of

faire l'experience de

126

stray, divert, wander

dévier

127

enclosed

clos

128

define (an idea)

délimiter

(put some limits on your thesis idea, it's undefined0

129

in bold print

en caractere gros

(gross characters type in bold print)

130

pronto

illico

(write the illiad, with a company i can do it pronto)

131

namely that

a savoir que

132

while you're at it

dans la foulee

(while you're in the foule, can you pickpocket some people)

133

smell a rat, something is afoot

sentir qu'il y a anguille sous roche

I feel the eel under the rock!

134

behind closed doors

a huis clos

(behind eight closed doors, they scheme)

135

in a vacuum, cocooned

en vase clos

(we do not exist in a vase, cocconed from the world)

136

Harm, adversary affect

Porter atteint à

(the porter's use of a bag tainted with cyanide harmed his reputation)

137

to provide someone with

nantir qqn de

(Nancy wake provided the soldiers with bullets with which to tire)

138

Whirlwind, turbulence, whirl

le tourbillon

(Whirlwind picked up the tour d'effel with all the billionaires inside)

139

Hunt down, pursue; battle (lit)

pourchasser

(Poor chaser are bring hunted down by the conservatives)

140

Shopping bag, basket

le cabas

(put a cab and a bass guitar in you basket and go off to the market)

141

Puppet, inconsequential (adj)

Fantoche

(The fan'a lighting of a puppet on fire with a torch was inconsequential to the concert)

142

denunciation, informing

la délation

(there was a delay for being denounced for not engaging in ablation of hair)

143

postbox

la boîte aux lettres

144

Crate, chamber

la caisson

(Hey son let's sleep in this crate with the guitar cases)

145

Rubber

le caoutchouc

(the chook gets a good workout trying to peck rubber apart)

146

Ease, dull, alleviate

atténuer

(attend to you to ease your pain)

147

deprivation, barrenness, destitution

le dénuement

(I was deprived of my clothes and destitute in my nue moment)

148

Put forward (excuse, pretext), claim

alléguer

149

Be struck by lightning; devastate, hit hard

Foudroyer

(Rover was out looking for food and got struck by lightning)

150

glare at

foudroyer du regard