un violon d’Ingres — a serious hobby — Mot du Jour
un violon d’Ingres – a violin of Ingres. In everyday French, un violon d’Ingres means something that you love to do outside of work, a passion that you don’t earn money for, a serious hobby.
- « Lui, son violon d’Ingres, c’est tout ce qui touche aux trains. »
- “He has a serious passion for anything that has to do with trains.”
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Expressions About Music – Today’s French