Expressions with ŒUF

Expressions with ŒUF

10 expressions with œuf – egg

  • aller se faire cuire un œuf … to get lost
  • être plein comme un œuf … to be full or really drunk
  • faire l’œuf … to act silly, to play dumb
  • marcher sur des œufs  … to walk on eggshells
  • mettre tous ses œufs dans le même panier … to put all one’s eggs in one basket
  • ne pas faire d’omelette sans casser les œufs … there are consequences/damages to everything you want to accomplish
  • qui vole un œuf vole un bœuf … stealing is a crime, no matter what you steal
  • rentrer dans sa coquille … to protect oneself from adversity
  • tuer (étouffer) dans l’œuf … to nip at the bud
  • tuer la poule aux œufs d’or … to want immediate gratification

 

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