être marron – French expression

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être marron – Mot du Jour

être marron – to be chestnut/brown. Marrons are roasted chestnuts you find at every street corner during the holiday season in France. être marron means ‘to be a fool’, ‘to be fooled’, ‘to believe something that didn’t happen’, ‘to believe something that is unlikely to happen’.

  • « On t’avait dit qu’il y aurait du beau temps. T’es marron pour tes vacances. »
    • You were told you the weather would be nice. You’ve been fooled for your holidays.”

Related: Marché de Noël à Strasbourg .

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