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France’s favourite idioms – Lost in translation?

France's favourite idioms - Lost in translation?
From feeding pigs to stuffing turkeys. France's favourite idioms. Photo: Shutterstock
The French have chosen their favourite idioms but to most Anglos the expressions will probably be lost in translation. Take a look through this slideshow and see how many of France's favourite expressions you can understand.

 A new poll published this week has revealed France's most popular expressions as well as the funniest and stupidest turns idioms.

From “killing donkeys with figs” to “stuffing turkeys” The Local has gathered together France’s favourite phrases as well as a couple extras to see how well our readers know their French expressions.

Take a look through the slideshow and the meanings of the idioms will be revealed at the end. But first see how many you can guess.

France's favourite expressions – How many can you get?


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