prendre une veste – French expression

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(se) prendre une veste – to strike out – Mot du Jour

prendre une veste ou se prendre une veste – to take a jacket or to take oneself a jacket. In everyday French, (se) prendre une veste  means ‘to fail’, ‘to lose’, ‘to strike out’.

  • « Ce petit candidat n’a que 2 % dans les sondages. Il va sûrement se prendre une veste. »
    • “This little candidate gets only 2% in the polls. He’ll strike out, for sure.”
Similar expressions:

(se) prendre un vent, (se) prendre un râteau, (se) prendre un savon, (se) prendre une pelle

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