au grand dam de – French expression

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au grand dam de — to the dismay of — Mot du Jour

au grand dam de – at the big damnation of. In everyday French, au grand dam de means ‘to the disadvantage of + a person or a group of people or the displeasure of. Use it when you want to express ‘annoying someone’ or a distress caused to a third party.

  • « Ils faisaient faire des travaux très bruyants ce jour-là, au grand dam des voisins. »
    • “They were having very noisy  work done that day, much to the dismay of the neighbors.”
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