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French Slang





This dictionary is a comprehensive and in-depth look at all the slang, vulgarisms, curses, and insults, plus idioms, expressions, and a lot more, that appear in everday French. If you like modern French films, rap, or other forms of entertainment, you'll find many of the words and phrases used in here. As always with slang, be careful using what you hear; it may not work quite the way you expect.

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l’affaire est dans le sac
idiom. it’s in the bag (lit.: the matter is in the sack)

l’échapper belle
idiom. have a close call; make a narrow escape

l’embarras du choix
idiom. too much to choose from

l’emporter sur
idiom. get the better of; win out over

l’esprit de l’escalier
idiom. belated wit

l’été de la Saint-Martin
idiom. Indian summer

la barbe
idiom. damn; blast (lit.: the beard; n.b.: introjection but not vulgar)

la belle affaire
idiom. big deal; so what (lit.: the nice matter)

la belle avance
idiom. a lot of good that will do (lit.: the nice advance; n.b.: ironic)

la belle saison
idiom. warm weather; warm months

la bête noire
idiom. a pet peeve (lit.: the black creature)

la court échelle
idiom. a boost; a hand up; a leg up

la fable de la ville
idiom. a laughingstock

la fable du quartier
idiom. a laughingstock

la fin de fins
idiom. at the end; in the end; ultimately

la moutarde lui monte au nez 
idiom. he/she is getting angry

la plupart de(s)
idiom. most, most of, the majority of

la vache
idiom. wow

laisse béton
idiom. let it go; drop it; forget it (verlan for the idiom laisse tomber)

laisse pisser
idiom. forget it; let it go (lit.: let it piss)

laisser de côté
idiom. set aside; put aside; leave

lapin
n.m. kid, child

lascar
n.m. shrewd dude, great guy; no-good bum

lasser la bride sur le cou
idiom. give someone a free hand; leave someone a free hand; give someone free reign

l'avoir dans les dents
idiom. be screwed

le bruit court
idiom. rumor has it

le cas échéant
idiom. if need be

le champ est libre
idiom. the coast is clear

le chemin saint Jacques
idiom. the Milky Way (from the legend that sas the remains of saint James were discovered at Compostella in Galicia, Spain, by bishop Theodomir, who

le coup de foudre
idiom. love at first sight

le coup de l’étrier
idiom. one for the road

le dessous des cartes
idiom. what goes on behind the scenes

le dessous des carts
idiom. the real story

le dessus du panier
idiom. the cream of the crop; the pick of the litter

le droit chemin
idiom. the straight and narrow

le fin fond de
idiom. the depths of

le fin mot de l’histoire
idiom. the real point to the story

le plus clair de
idiom. the greater part of (lit.: the clearer of)

le pour et le contre
idiom. the pros and the cons

lèche-bottes
n.m. ass-kisser, suck-up

lèche-cul
n.m. kiss ass; ass kisser; suck-up

lèche-vitrines
idiom. window-shopping (lit.: licking windows)

les carottes sont cuites
idiom. your goose is cooked; you’re (we’re) done for (lit.: the carrots are cooked)

les coins et recoins
idiom. the ins and outs

les deux font la paire
idiom. they are two of a kind

les doigts dans le nez
idiom. easily

les faux frais
idiom. incidentals

les mains en jumelles sur ses yeux
idiom. hands making binoculars over his eyes

lever le nez 
idiom. raise one’s head

lève-tard
n.m. sleepy head, someone who cannot wake up early

loloches
n.m.pl. tits, breasts

lolos
n.m.pl. tits, breasts

louche
idiom. fishy, shifty

loufoque
adj. crazy person; nut

lune
n.f. buttocks


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