Some more idiomatic expressions

Here are some common expressions to add to your language repertoire. Expressions like these are frequently used in conversation, to express feelings, create a nuance in a given situation, and as a way to compliment and enrich every level of language ability. Hopefully, you won’t need to use the last one. (although, unfortunately, I did – about myself!)

– mourir de faim = to be starving

metro-boulot-dodo = boring daily routine (work oriented)

– se lever du pied gauche = to get up on the wrong side of the bed

– etre aux anges = to be on cloud nine, to be overjoyed

– plus on est de fous, plus on rit = the more, the merrier

– tout/ca baigne (usage is informal) = that’s cool; no problem

– de bouche a oreille = word of mouth

– quand les poules auront des dents = that’ll be the day (equivalent to ‘when pigs fly’)

– tomber dans les pommes = to pass out/faint

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