se casser le nez – French expression

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se casser le nez — to fail — Mot du Jour

se casser le nez – oneself to break the nose. se casser le nez is an idiomatic expression that means ‘to fail’, ‘to not be able to’,  ‘to miss something’, ‘to draw a blank’, ‘to hit a brick wall’.

  • « On a beau appeler avant et prendre rendez-vous, on se casse toujours le nez à la porte, chez le dentiste. »
    • “Even though we call beforehand and make appointments, we always find ourselves not being able to go to the dentist.”
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