tuer dans l’œuf – French expression

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tuer dans l’œuf – to nip in the bud – Mot du Jour

tuer (étouffer) dans l’œuf – to kill (choke) in the egg. tuer dans l’œuf means ‘to stop something right then’, ‘to nip in the bud’.

  • « Y avait une rumeur au bureau que tu sortais avec Patrick. Mais t’inquiète, je l’ai tuée dans l’œuf. »
    • “There was a rumor at the office about you going out with Patrick. But no worries, I nipped it in the bud.”
Exercice – Practice

je l’ai tuée dans l’œuf – I nipped it in the bud

tu les tueras dans l’œuf – you will nip them in the bud

elle la tuait dans l’œuf à chaque fois –  she would nip it in the bud every time

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